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Former Southland cross country runner Wright Calhoun earns All-Conference and All-Region honors

By Staff Reports

 

GAINESVILLE, GA – Former Southland Academy cross country runner Wright Calhoun earned All-NCAA Division II Southeast Region honors for his performance at the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional meet on Saturday, November 17. The meet was held at the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus.

Calhoun, a junior at Columbus State, finished in 10th place at the Peach Belt Conference Championships on Saturday, November 3, with a time of 25:44, leading the CSU Cougars to a fifth-place finish in the PBC, and earning Calhoun All-Conference honors. Calhoun then competed at the NCAA Division II Southeast Regionals. He finished in 13th place and earned All-Southeast NCAA Division II Regional honors for the first time.

Calhoun ran a personal best time of 32:28 over the 10k course. The CSU team finished in ninth place at the regionals. Calhoun has an outside chance of earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II Men’s Cross Country National Championships.

After being the top runner on three state championship cross country teams at Southland, Calhoun continues to demonstrate that he knows how to finish a season.

Despite coming from a smaller school, Wright Calhoun has shown that he has the talent, desire and work ethic to compete at the highest levels of the sport.