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Women's Cross Country Ready for Season Opening Meet

Senior Christian Johnson

Senior Christian Johnson

Sept. 1, 2011

CONWAY - Coastal Carolina's women's cross country team will open its season on Friday, September 2 at the Gamecock Open hosted by the University of South Carolina. The starting gun for the 5-kilometer race is set to fire at 7 p.m.

The Chanticleers placed second out of five teams in the meet last season, including finishing ahead of the host Gamecocks. A total of 12 teams are slated to toe the starting line on Friday, with eight hailing from the state of South Carolina.

Coastal returns seven team members from last season's squad that finished as runners-up at the Big South Championship meet. Sophomore Emily Marchini and senior Christian Johnson are the Chants top returners as each earned All-Big South Conference team honors after placing in the top 10 at the Big South Championship meet in 2010.

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