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Women Harriers Fourth at ODAC Championships

The women's team will compete at NCAA regionals on November 10th in Mount Berry, Georgia.
The women's team will compete at NCAA regionals on November 10th in Mount Berry, Georgia.

KERNSTOWN, Va. – The women's cross country team led the university Saturday with a fourth place finish at the 2018 ODAC Championships.

Hosting the meet at Kernstown Battlefield, the SU women were fourth and the men seventh in their respective 6000-meter and 8000-meter races.

Freshman Rebecca Doran led the way placing 16th overall for the women, who had 101 points to come in 18 points back of third place Bridgewater.

The Hornet men placed seventh in the team scores with Justin Mehrer finishing 32nd scoring 29 points. SU was 31 points behind No. 6 Eastern Mennonite.

Washington & Lee swept the men's and women's team titles for the fourth consecutive season.

WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES

  • There were 93 women participating in the women's 6k race from the 12 ODAC programs.

  • Freshman Rebecca Doran missed ODAC Rookie of the Championships by five seconds; Sarah Hollen of Washington & Lee was the first freshman to cross the finish line, two spots ahead of Doran.

  • The women finished 18 points behind Bridgewater and 16 points ahead of Eastern Mennonite.

  • Washington & Lee won the event with 34 points.

  • Bridgewater's Calista Ariel won the women's race with a time of 22:16.8.

MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES

  • Shenandoah's men's team finished with an average time of 29:58.

  • 97 men raced in the 8k from the 11 ODAC programs.

  • Robert Hiegel of Bridgewater won the men's race, for the second year in a row, with an 8k time of 25:24.9.

  • Freshman Skylar Lattuca of Virginia Wesleyan was named men's cross country ODAC  Rookie of the Year.

  • SU trailed EMU by 31 points and finished 31 points ahead of Emory & Henry

SCORING SEVEN

SU Women
Finish (Points)
Runner
6k Time

16 (16)

Rebecca Doran

24:07.3

21 (19)

Kayla McGhee

24:23.9

23 (20)

Aislynn Smith

24:42.3

25 (21)

Emily Miller

24:50.2

31 (25)

Whitney Anderson

25:43.4

33 (26)

Jennifer Macias

25:52.4

49 (35)

Lydia Denlinger

26:51.6

 

SU Men
Finish (Points)
Runner
8k Time

32 (29)

Justin Mehrer

28.42.2

45 (40)

Reed Davis

29:45.7

53 (45)

Kyle Albert

30:25.6

54 (46)

Zachary Barton

30.29.1

55 (47)

Jamie Cornuaud

30:31.7

61 (51)

Christopher King

30:51.8

62 (52)

Canon Green

31:05.3

QUOTES FROM COACH

"It was an amazing experience hosting ODACs,"  Head Coach Andrew Marrocco said. "For our seniors, we hosted NCAA regionals their freshman year and to cap off their cross country careers at home in this championship atmosphere is something special. Our women got after it, we knew it would be a battle with four ODAC schools constantly in the regional rankings. To finish 4th today was solid for them. On the men's side we will have a break to reflect on the process and an opportunity to rest and heal their bodies to prepare for indoor track season."

UP NEXT

The women will be competing in the NCAA South/Southeast Regional Championship hosted by Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia on Saturday, November 10.