Crusaders turn in program best finish at NCAA Southeast Regional Championship

Crusaders turn in program best finish at NCAA Southeast Regional Championship
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Crusaders turn in program best finish at NCAA Southeast Regional Championship

Montevallo, AL—North Greenville women’s cross country turned in a program best finish on Saturday with a 13th place finish at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Regional Championship.

“Today was an awesome day for our women’s cross country program,” remarked head coach Cameron Stober. “These ladies have worked hard since June and they saw the fruit of their labor today. God blessed us this season and I’m excited to see the program continue to grow and improve.”

The 13th pace finish is the highest finish at an NCAA regional by either of the NGU cross country teams, improving seven spots on its 2015 finish. Individually, six Crusaders finished with a lifetime best time. Tori Davies turned in a season best while Rebecca Watson and Amanda Ward ran career best times in their final race as collegiate runners.

Kaleigh Roach paced the NGU team in Saturday race as she set a new school record. Roach clocked in with a time of 23:31.28, earning her the highest finish on the team at 52nd. Freshman Cori Small wrapped up her first year in an NGU uniform with a second place team finish as she broke the tape in 24:16.40.

Hope Whisman clocked in next for the Crusaders as she finished in 24:23.78 while Amanda Ward clocked in at 24:44.82. Rebecca Watson finished a few seconds later with a time of 25:00.28 while Nayeley Valenciano finished in 25:05.78. Tori Davies’ season best finish was a 25:29.68.