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GSW Cross Country takes second place at ‘Remembrance Run’ in Americus

From STAFF REPORTS

AMERICUS – Sophomore Ashleigh Owens led the Georgia Southwestern cross country team to a runner-up finish at the Sixth Annual GSW Remembrance Run held on Sept. 5 at the Sumter County Parks and Recreation Sports Complex. Owens paced the Lady Hurricanes by finishing the 5K course in 21:22.38 for eighth place out of 34 competitors.
Lauren Ard opened her sophomore campaign with a time of 21:44.06, good for 11th place while fellow sophomore Victoria Hickom was the third GSW runner across the line in 22:07.44. Freshman Savannah Ross finished 14th overall by finishing in 22:11.34. Sophomore Shelby Parsekian and freshman Eyonnti Edwards went back-to-back for 17th and 18th place, respectively, while sophomore Mary Catharine Calcutt finished 24th.
With 15 points, Columbus State finished ahead of GSW (49) for the team title. Albany State (88) grabbed third place in the team standings while South Georgia State College (103) was fourth. Point University had four runners participate and Fort Valley State saw two of its runners complete the course while two more were unable to finish due to injury.
Rayna Green from Columbus State crossed the finish line first overall with a time of 19:53.85 to win the event for the second straight season.
The Lady Hurricanes returned to action on Sept. 11 when they traveled to Carrollton for the University of West Georgia Wolves Cross Country Invitational. The results of this meet were not available at press time.
GSW Individual Results
8. Ashleigh Owens, 21:22.38
11. Lauren Ard, 21:44.06
12. Victoria Hickom, 22:07.44
14. Savannah Ross, 22:11.34
17. Shelby Parsekian, 22:53.93
18. Eyonnti Edwards, 23:07.40
24. Mary Catharine Calcutt, 25:16.99