Sept. 3, 2010
COLUMBIA, S.C.-The women's cross country finished second in tonight's Gamecock Open hosted by the University of South Carolina. The Chants finished close behind Clemson after posting 41 points to Clemson's 39.
Coastal was able to place four runners in the top nine of the 73 competitors. Graduate student Jamie Brusa led the Chants and placed fourth overall with a time of 18:17.65 in her first race wearing the teal and bronze.
Seanna Kautz (18:19.85) crossed the line in fifth closely followed by Janel Reeves in sixth (18:20.12) and Christian Johnson in ninth (18:31.29). Rounding out the Chants finishers were Rindi Wood in 18th with a time of 19:30.63 and Jessica Dennison with a 21:33.21 coming in 48th.
Tonight's efforts were personal bests for Reeves, Johnson, and Wood.
"I am very proud of the way our team went out and ran hard tonight," said head coach Alan Connie. "The ladies ran great and performed well under the tough heat and humidity.
"I am also both proud and impressed with the effort and level of fitness displayed by our team," said Connie. "It is very impressive to see our top four runners finish within 13 seconds of each other. I am excited with the season outlook with this team."
Like the men, the women will be host the 6th Annual Coastal Carolina Invitational which will be their only home event of the season.