GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Huntingdon men’s and women’s cross country team each saw its respective season end at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional Cross Country Championships on Saturday.
The Lady Hawks, which captured Great South Athletic Conference Championship last weekend, finished 23rd in the 27 team field, while the Hawks, the 2008 GSAC Champions and runners-up this season, finished 23rd as a team.
Two-time GSAC Runner of the Year Caitlin McMahon led the women’s team, finishing 79th in the field of 189, after posting a time of 26:44 on the 6k track. Fellow sophomore Jackie Daniels, a two-time all-conference performer, finished 105th with a time of 27:28, while freshman Katherine Toy finished 143 with a time of 28:56.
Freshman Rachael Phillips recorded a time of 29:39 to finish 151st, while fellow freshman Brianna McClure finished 165th with a time of 31:11. Also running for the Lady Hawks were freshman Tia Scott (32:00, 176th) and senior Kelly Frazier (32:06, 177th).
The women’s meet was won by Rhodes College, which had four runners finish in the top-10. Emory finished second, followed by Christopher Newport. Caitlin Masse was the individual champion from the meet, posting a time of 22:56.
On the men’s side, GSAC Runner of the Year Kent Hagan paced the Hawks with a time of 30:21 on the 8K course, to finish 83rd in the field of 174.
Sophomore Jeff Jenkins placed 116th with a time of 31:21, while fellow sophomore McDowell Pinckard finished 142nd with a time of 32:28.
Freshmen Ian Layne and Ryan Prince also ran for the Hawks, finishing 156th and 162nd, respectively. Layne finished with a time of 33:38 and Prince posted a time of 34:30.
The men’s meet was won by Emory, followed by Lynchburg and Trinity. Despite Emory placing five runners in the top-12, the individual championship was won by Ricky Flynn of Lynchburg with a time of 26:10.
The top two teams and next seven individual runners from each race will automatically qualify for the 2009 NCAA Cross Country National Championships to be held November 21 at Baldwin Wallace College in Cleveland, Ohio.