Cross Country competes at South Regional
Nov. 13, 2010
HOOVER, Ala. - The women's cross country team, along with men's team freshman James Maglasang, competed at this weekend's NCAA Regional, hosted by Samford. The women's team ended its season with a 22nd-place finish.
"Our performances were solid from top to bottom," said cross country coach Doug Clark. "We weren't as consistent as we were at the conference championships, but it will still make great experience for next year."
Second-ranked nationally Florida State won the women's event, with a team score of 24 and second, third, fourth, seventh and eighth-place finishers. Georgia junior Kristie Krueger won the individual event, with a 19:52.93 time.
Freshman Ellen Kildal led the way for the Lady Tigers with a 22:38.07 for 102nd place. Sophomore Louisa Lingley was the second Lady Tiger across the line, finishing 122nd at 22:57.89 in the six kilometer race.
Junior Jasmine Darden, who was also in her first NCAA Regional run, finished 135th with a 23:13.02 mark. Freshman Jenny Johnston, who paced the Lady Tigers in several races this season, was off her usual pace, finishing at 23:26.46 for 141st.
Freshman Alisha Fitch rounded out the Lady Tiger five with a 23:34.31 mark, good for 149th.
Maglasang was the Tigers only male representative, finishing 87th with a 33:06.16 mark in the men's ten-kilometer run.
"For James, and the women's team, every race has been a learning experience," said Clark. "This race just made them all ready to work that much harder for track season and next year's cross country."