2017 Women's Cross Country/Dist. Track
 
 
 
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Women's Cross Country - Sat, Sep. 16, 2017

OAKWOOD, Ga. – The Point University men's cross country team placed sixth among nine schools with 145 points and 11th among 15 teams with 290 points in the women's division at the University of North Georgia Invitational in Oakwood, Georgia, Saturday, Sept. 16.

 

MEN'S DIVISION:  Point placed all seven of its runners between places 17 and 44 in the scoring with just six minutes and 26 seconds separating its top runner Donquarius Chappell (Trumann, AR) and its seventh finisher, senior Roberto Carrizosa (Phoenix, Ariz).

 

Emory University (Ga.) topped the nine-team field with 20 points and won places two through six.  SCAD-Atlanta finished second with 53, and featured the race winner Dax Willette, who covered the course in 26:50, exactly 30 seconds ahead of Phillip Edwards from Emory.  Third-place Albany State (Ga.) totaled 104 points, and West Georgia placed fourth with 115.  Fifth-place SCAD-Savannah totaled 122, and Point finished sixth with 145.

 

Chappell finished 17th in the scoring among the 69 runners in the race with a season-best time of 29:06.8 over the 8000-meter course on the UNG campus.  Junior Tyler Agan (Locust Grove, GA) also ran a season-best of 29:47.1 and placed 24th in the scoring, and senior Brayton Gineris (McDonough, GA) finished with his season-best time of 30:48.4 and placed 28th.

 

Freshman Nico Seaton (Cumming, GA) placed 35th with a time of 32:04.2, and sophomore Gage Brasher (Ashland, Ala.) followed in 41st place with a time of 34:11.1, his season-best.  Senior Clay Cofer (McDonough, GA) was Point's first displacer in 42nd place with a season-best time of 34:40.0, and Carrizosa finished 44th with his season-best time of 35:32.3 over 8000 meters.

 

WOMEN'S DIVISION:  Point placed 11th among 15 schools in the women's division with 290 points.  University of North Georgia won the team title with 33 points, just one point better than SCAD-Atlanta with 34 points.  North Georgia placed five of the top 11 runners and all seven of its placers in the first 16.  Emily Kearney from SCAD-Atlanta crossed the line first with a time of 17:41 over the 5000-meter course, 15 seconds better than North Georgia's Brittany Truitt with a time of 17:56.

 

Emory University finished third with 55, well ahead of fourth-place Albany State with 185.  Dalton State placed fifth with 190; West Georgia placed sixth with 200, and Life University (Ga.) placed seventh with 209.  Brenau University (Ga.) was eighth with 220; and Oxford College at Emory University was ninth with 231.  SCAD-Savannah placed 10th with 267; and Point finished 11th with 290.

 

Senior Rebecca Guadiana (Oak View, CA) finished 34th among 136 total runners and 23rd in the scoring with a season-best time of 20:43.1 over the 5000-meter course.  Guadiana is a three-time All-Conference runner and a three-time NAIA National Meet qualifier.

 

Senior Shelby Garritson (Fullerton, CA) ran a season-best time of 22:42.7 and placed 75th overall and 50th in the scoring.  Sophomore Abby Contreras (Peachtree City, GA) placed 95th overall and 67th in the scoring with a season-best time of 23:46.9, and sophomore Ashley Kaeser (Rincon, GA) finished 100th overall and 72nd in the scoring with a season-best time of 24:11.1, and sophomore Amanda Dalton (Melbourne, FL) finished 109th overall and 78th in the scoring with a time of 25:10.5, and senior Kimberly Knox (Atlanta, GA) placed 129th overall and 93rd in the scoring with a season-best time of 31:56.5.

 

NEXT MEET:  Coached by Zachery Tyler, Point's cross country teams race next at the Wingfoot Cross Country Classic in Cartersville, Ga., Friday, Sept. 22. 

 
 
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