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Women's Cross Country - Sat, Nov. 9, 2013

The 2013 women's cross country season concluded Saturday morning at Fort Bluff Camp in Dayton Tennessee as the Skyhawks finished in 3rd place in the talented AAC. "Before the meet, many of us head coaches were talking about how tough our conference has gotten on the men's and women's side. In just our second season scoring as a team, it is a credit to our girls to finish 2nd last year and 3rd this year" commented Coach Mike Caldwell.

Leading the way for the skyhawks was Susana Marquez in a blistering time of 19:16 to finish 6th overall, earning first team all conference honors and an individual birth to the NAIA National Championships. "I am so proud of Susana. She works so hard everyday. By earning all conference, Susana is in a select group of runners who can claim they were first team all conference all four years in college" stated Coach Caldwell. Finishing second for the skyhawks and 9th overall was Savanah Hanna in a time of 19:40 which was also good for first team all conference and a birth to the NAIA National Championships. Coach Caldwell stated "Savannah suffered a knee injury this summer. She did not run for 6 weeks over the summer and was way behind the other girls when we began camp. A lot of people helped Savannah get to where she is today but the majority of the credit goes to her and how much hard work she put into her running. She is a prime example of getting out of it what you put into it."

Rounding out the scoring for the skyhawks was Esther Estrada in a time of 20:59 (20th overall), Jacqueline Escobedo 21:09 (21st overall) and Kenya Gonzalez 21:29 (24th overall and 10th overall freshmen). Also completing the 5000 meter course was Shelby Biddle in a personal best time of 21:40 (12th overall freshman), 2012 all conference runner and senior Paola Gonzalez came in at 22:13 and 33rd overall and Katie Crumbley (24:38 / 59th overall). "I am very proud of the women and what they accomplished this season. We dealt with some injuries and we were still able to outpace the majority of the teams we ran against. We lose two great seniors but we have some talented recruits coming in and if our girls work hard the next 9 months, 2014 should be a great year again for women's cross country", stated Coach Caldwell.