Behind a second-place individual performance from senior Anne Marie Moutsinga (Galati, Romania/Radu Negru) and a third-place individual performance from freshman Christina Mohr (Ulmen Germany) Coastal Carolinas women cross country team captured its fourth consecutive Big South New Balance Cross Championship, which is a new Big South record, on Saturday morning, Oct. 30, held in Rock Hill, S.C.
Moutsinga, who had captured the individual crown of Runner of the Year the previous two years, placed second with a time of 18:19. Teammate Mohr finished third with a time of 18:22, helping the Lady Chanticleers, who were the preseason favorite, capture its fourth consecutive Big South Championship. CCU seniors Kim Nermergut (Youngstown, Ohio/South Range) and Lindsey Kozlowski (Thunder Bay, Ontario/Port Arthur Collegiate) both placed among the top ten with times of 18:29 and 18:38, respectively. Moutsinga, Mohr, Nermergut and Kozlowski all were named as members of the Big South All-Conference Squad.
High Points Jemissa Hess, was named the womens Runner of the Year, for capturing the individual crown with a time of 17:42.The Lady Chants talled 36 points to finish first for the fourth consecutive year.
Coastals Alan Connie was named Womens Cross Country Coach of the Year while CCUs Mohr was named the Big Souths womens cross country Freshman of the Year. The Lady Chants Kim Nemergut was awarded with a spot on the Womens Cross Country All-Academic Team.
CCU womens cross country will next be in action on Saturday, Nov. 13 as it travels to Greenville, N.C. for an 11 a.m. meet.