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Women's Cross Country Heads to Blue Ridge Mountain Open

Women's Cross Country Heads to Blue Ridge Mountain Open

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Blue Ridge Mountain Open
The Chants will next participate in the Blue Ridge Mountain Open hosted by Appalachian State University Friday at 3 p.m. Clemson, who is ranked No. 9 in the USTFCCCA Southeast Regional Poll figures to be the Chants’ main competition. In all, 21 teams will participate, along with four Big South Schools in UNC Asheville, High Point, Radford, and Gardner-Webb.

Chants Place 19th at Paul Short Run
The Chants finished 19th out of 43 teams at the Paul Short Run, with Mia Wyszynski finishing 112th with a time of 20:20 to lead Coastal Carolina.
Chants, For Three!
Coastal Carolina will be looking for its third invitational win of the season, as the Chants have ran away with team titles in the Coastal Carolina Invite (Sept. 13) and the Big South Preview (Sept. 20).

Former Olympian Joins Coaching Staff
Former Olympian Zola (Budd) Pieterse will make her highly anticipated coaching debut this weekend at the Blue Ridge Mountain Open. Pieterse, who still runs competitively, will participate in the open portion of the Invitational.

Shaving Times
Sophomores Shelby Donahue and Joyce Curtin continue to improve on the season. It was never more evident than in the Paul Short Run, where each finished two minutes faster than they did at last year’s Paul Short Run.

USTFCCCA Showing the Chants Some Love
The Chants are currently ranked No. 14 in the Southeast Regional Poll by the USTFCCCA. Liberty is the other school representing the Big South, with the Flames ranked No. 15.

Chants Second in Preseason Poll
Coastal Carolina garnered 93 points and three-first place votes to place second in the annual Big South Conference Preseason Poll for the second consecutive year. Defending champion Liberty took the top spot with 97 points and seven first-place votes.

Looking Ahead
Coastal Carolina will next be in action at the Big South Conference Championships, hosted by Liberty University on November 1 at 11:30 a.m.