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Scotties Finish Fifth in USA South Cross Country

Scotties Finish Fifth in USA South Cross Country

TALLULAH FALLS, Ga. - The 2016 USA South Women's Cross Country Championship took place on Saturday, October 29 st the Tallulah Falls School Farm Course in Tallulah Falls, Georgia. Piedmont College captured the championship for the first time in program history. The Lions topped second place Meredith College by 43 points. Individually, Piedmont's Reese Bowles won the meet as she finished the 6,000 meter course first in a time of 23:42.

For Agnes Scott, who were running in the conference for the first time, were led by Jialin Chu, who ran the best race of the season for the Scotties, finishing in 8th place in 25:54, dropping 3:57 off of her previous best in a 6k. Her result was good enough to place her on the USA South's All-Conference Second Team. She missed first team by one spot, as the top 7 finishers are awarded as All-Conference First Team.

The team will return to the course for the NCAA Regional on November 12, hosted by Berry College.

2016 USA South Women's Cross Country Team Results:

Place Team Score
1. Piedmont 37
2. Meredith 80
3. Methodist 93
4. Covenant 110
5. Agnes Scott 172
6. Maryville 175
7. Mary Baldwin 192
8. Salem 220
9. Averett 223
10. Ferrum 228
11. LaGrange 235
12. N.C. Wesleyan 342
13. William Peace No Team Score


The 2016 USA South Women's Cross Country All-Conference Team:

First Team
(Top-7 Finishers at Conference Meet)
Reese Bowles, Piedmont
Frida Lundquist, Averett
Melissa Teeple, Ferrum
Casey Todd, Piedmont
Abigail Thiele, Meredith
Hannah Samuels, Covenant
Itzel Gonzalez, Meredith

Second Team
(Finishers 8-14 at Conference Meet)
Jialin Chu, Agnes Scott
Monica Jimenez, Piedmont
Kristin Whitlock, Piedmont
Allyson Mattera, Methodist
Margaret Fitch, Covenant
Analee Bradach, Piedmont
Meghan Evans, Meredith

Honorable Mention
(Finishers 15-23 at Conference Meet)
Susanna Cook, Maryville
Marissa Yarbrough, Methodist
Sierra Henderson, Averett
Melanie Rimawi, Piedmont
Ashley Ryan, Methodist
Shelbee Knopf, Methodist
Anna Danek, Covenant
Caroline Pepper, Covenant
Janine Bardell, Salem

  All-Sportsmanship Team
Kai Flores-Wong, Agnes Scott
India Moore, Averett
Lilly Smith, Covenant
Dorothy Carroll, Ferrum
Ashley Wright, LaGrange
Campbell Scollo, Mary Baldwin
Anne Marie McDurmon, Maryville
Itzel Gonzalez, Meredith
Ashley Ryan, Methodist
Sarah Grossman, N.C. Wesleyan
Melanie Rimawi, Piedmont
Meghan Menard, Salem
Hannah Ericksen, William Peace