NEWPORT NEWS, Va.—Agnes Scott Cross Country saw its season come to a close in the NCAA South Regional Championships hosted by Christopher Newport University on Saturday morning. The Scotties finished 32nd overall and were paced by Faridah Nalunkuuma (Kampala, Uganda) for the sixth time in 2017.
Nalunkuuma finished off a stellar career for the Scotties by coming in 105th overall and scoring 96 points to lead Agnes. Running in the coldest conditions they've faced all year, Nalunkuuma finished just a tick off her career-best pace set two weeks ago in the USA South Championship. The senior crossed the finish line at 24:23.
Alyssa Willis (Apache Junction, Ariz.) improved her best time for the fifth consecutive meet, running a career-best 26:07 in the 6k event. The junior has cut nearly two and a half minutes off her first 6k time in September. Willis finished in 177th.
Ellie Vergura (Atlanta, Ga.), Isabelle Eiden (Chicago, Ill.) and Kennedy Arnold (McDonough, Ga.) rounded out Agnes Scott's scoring for the championship. They finished in 209th, 219th and 227th respectively.
Trinity (Texas) won the team event with 80 points. Emory also qualified for the NCAA Championship race as a team with 83 points.
Agnes Scott finished seventh of USA South teams at the race, which is exactly where they finished at the conference event two weeks ago. Covenant was the top conference squad, coming in 12th.