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Women's Cross Country - Thu, Mar. 20, 2014

WEST POINT, Ga. - Maegan Garritson, a two time all Empire Athletic Conference runner will be running for the Skyhawk cross country team next fall. Garritson, a star runner on the Fullerton College cross country and track teams, will be counted on to lead the Skyhawks during her time at Point. 

Garritson ran a 19:09 at the 2012 Southern California Cross Country Championships, 19:22 at the 2013 California Cross Country Championships and a 19:25 at the Golden West Invitational.

In track, the California native ran a 18:33 5000m at the Ben Brown Invitational, 11:04 3000m and most recently in March, she ran a 39:48 10000m.

"I am very excited we added Maegan to our team. She is a very talented runner who is committed to distance running," head coach Michael Caldwell said. "Maegan will be counted on to score for us in cross country, but just as important, she will help set the tone as to how hard our runners need to work each day to maximize their ability. In the spring, Maegan will try to represent Point at the NAIA Track and Field Nationals running the marathon."

Garritson's coach at Fullerton College, Gina Bevec had nothing but praise for the new Skyhawk.

"Maegan has been an integral part of the reason why we have been successful in our Cross Country program over the last two years," Bevec said. "In track and field, she has continued to show her strength in the distance events and a state finalist for us in the 10000m. She is a strong and hard worker who will continue to excel at the next level. I wish her much success in all her endeavors".

 

Get to know Maegan Garritson.

Q: What do you plan on majoring in at Point University?

A: Exercise Science

Q: What would you like to do for a career with this degree?

A: Athletic Trainer

Q: Why did you decide to attend Point University over the other schools that were recruiting you?

A: I decide to attend Point because I liked how Coach Caldwell really cared about me as an individual and not just an athlete. I was also really excited to be able to run with my former teammate from Fullerton College, Jackie Escobedo, for one more year. Lastly, I get to train right along with my younger sister for two years.

Q: What are your individual and team goals for next season?

A: I would like to be able to improve my times and get in between 18:40-19:00 on the 5k cross country courses, Receive all conference, help the Skyhawk team win conference and go to nationals, qualify as an individual at the NAIA Outdoor Track nationals in the 10000m and the marathon.

 
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