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Women's Cross Country

Rouiller and Nalunkuuma Shine at Berry Invitational

Rouiller and Nalunkuuma Shine at Berry Invitational

MOUNTG BERRY, Ga. - In what has become a trend throughout the cross country season, Agnes Scott College runners Honorine Rouiller and Faridah Nalunkuuma both pushed each other to personal records in the Berry College Invitational.  Both runners broke the 27-minute mark as they led the Scotties on the course, both setting team bests for the 6-kilometer race.

"Honorine and Faridah have really been pushing each other this season," indicated head coach Clinton Bell, "and I'm really proud of both of them for running such a strong race today."

Rouiller set the best time by an Agnes Scott runner this season, finishing the course in 26:32, which was a 1:09 improvement over her time just two weeks ago.  Nalunkuuma also dropped an incredible amount of time off of her previous best, finishing in 26:34 for a 1:11 improvement.  In the three 6k races held this season, the duo have finished within five seconds of each other in each race, both dropping more than a minute off of their previous bests in each race.

In addition to the performances of Rouiller and Nalunkuuma, several other Scotties showed marked improvements.  Kelcie Evans dropped 46 seconds off of her previous best, crossing in 31:13. Casey Arnold dropped 1:25, finishing in 32:38.  Finally, Barbara Branson ran 34:52 for a 33 second improvement.

The Scotties will finish their season this Saturday, October 24, as they take part in the Asics Sand Shark XC Invitational, hosted by South Carolina-Beaufort.