Lady Bisons Rank Fifth in South Region of USTFCCCA Poll

Monday, September 16, 2013

MACON, Ga. - Atlantic Sun Women's Cross Country continues as Lipscomb breaks into the top-5 in the South Region of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Poll announced on Monday.

The Lady Bisons moved to fifth place in the South after finishing second at the Vanderbilt Invite, beating other regionally ranked squads of Mississippi, Mississippi State, Southern Miss and Belmont.

A-Sun Women's Cross Country Notes (#ASunXC):

  • The Bisons stand in fifth in the South region behind the SEC's Georgia, Florida and Vanderbilt and the ACC's Florida State.
  • North Florida was selected by the A-Sun Coaches as the No. 2 team in the league behind LU who received unanimous first-place votes. The Ospreys finished sixth of 13 teams at the Mountain Dew Invite with several strong SEC competitors in the race.
  • FGCU's Kelly Perzanowski won the individual title at the Mountain Dew Invite with a program record time of 22:02.6. Perzanowski finished six seconds ahead of Florida's Agata Strausa in the field of 270 runners.
  • Stetson's Amanda Spring made program history as she earned the Hatters first-ever A-Sun Runner of the Week honor on the men's and women's side. Spring has led Stetson in its first three meets of the season and broke a school record in her first 6k at the Mountain Dew Invite with a time of 23:22.
  • Jacksonville got off to a good start at the JU Short Course Duels as Senior Svenja Meyer paced the women’s squad covering the 3.7K course around in 13:56. The Dolphins registered three of the top-four finishers in the meet with Meyer crossing the line first followed by freshman Katy Solis in second (14:35) and freshman Caitlin Marino in fourth (14:44).

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