Nov. 13, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky.- The Coastal Carolina women’s cross country team wrapped up its season with 23th place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional meet on Saturday, Nov. 13 in Louisville, Ky.
North Carolina State’s Laura Hoer was the overall winner as she paced the 253 runner field with a time of 19:54.5 in the 6k race. Virginia took home first place as a team with a combined 65 points while North Carolina finished second with 100 points. North Duke (122), North Carolina State (153), and Virginia Tech (208) rounded out the top five in the 37 team field.
With placing in the top two at the regional, North Carolina State and Virginia will receive automatic bids to the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Nov. 22 in Terre Haute, Ind.
Coastal was led by All-Big South Conference performer Jamie Brusa for the fourth time this season as she placed 73rd finishing in a time of 22:08.9. Freshman Emily Marchini finished second for Coastal as she posted a 6k personal best of 22:28.0 to place 93 in the competitive field. Also recording personal 6k records on the day were Christian Johnson with a 22:42.8 and Seanna Kautz with a 23:04.2, and Stephanie Taylor with a 23:22.4.
Big South All-Academic team member Janel Reeves turned in a 22:56.3 on the day to finish fourth for the Chanticleers and 137th overall. Jessica Dennison also competed in the second regional of her career as she finished the course in 23:29.1.
“Overall the team had a good year,” said head coach Alan Connie. “We competed in some very tough meets and the team performed well. Our freshmen and sophomores gained some very valuable experience competing against great competition this season.”
The Chants will now turn their attention toward the indoor track and field season which will begin on Dec. 3 with the intra-squad Teal and Black Showdown.
Costal Carolina Results
Jamie Brusa – 73 – 22:08.9
Emily Marchini – 93 – 22:28.0
Christian Johnson – 120 – 22:42.8
Janel Reeves – 137 – 22:56.3
Seanna Kautz – 150 – 23:04.2
Stephanie Taylor – 169 – 23:22.4
Jessica Dennison – 183- 23:29.1