Eagle Cross Country Finishes Second at Jaguar Invitational
EVANS, Ga. - Three Georgia Southern individuals finished in the top 10 of the Augusta State Jaguar Invitational Cross Country meet at Blanchard Woods Saturday morning as the Eagles took second place overall in the meet. Sophomore Sara Curry (Lawrenceville, Ga.) ran a time of 24:20.46 in the 6K race for second overall among the individuals. Classmate Heather McAllister (Cartersville, Ga.) posted a 25:41.89 for third and Azura Robillard (Altamonte Springs, Fla.) placed 10th in the meet with her time of 26:49.79.
"Our top three did pretty well considering this was our team's first 6K race," said Eagles Head Cross Country Coach Natalie Smith. "This was an extremely hilly course with some really rough terrain and it was great preparation for the SoCon championships which will be at Appalachian State at the end of the month. I was proud of the way our top three ran. This says a lot about Azura who just returned to a full week of training after an injury. She is accustomed to running the 800 meters and she really got after this longer race."
Freshman Amanda Ventre (Acworth, Ga.) and sophomore Amanda Tennyson (Grayson, Ga.) had were 17th and 18th, respectively, with senior Kassi Lee (Elberton, Ga.) rounding out the Eagle scoring with a top-25 finish.
Georgia Southern competes next at the USC Upstate Invitational next Saturday, October 16th. The women's race begins at 10 a.m. For more information on the Eagle Cross Country team, visit www.GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com/crosscountry and receive updates on twitter.com/GSScores and facebook.com/GSAthletics.
- Category: Cross Country
- Published on Sunday, 10 October 2010 03:49