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Cross Country Teams Take Aim at NCAA Regionals

Barbara Hall/contributed
Barbara Hall/contributed

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- Coming off impressive performances at the USA South Championships two weeks ago, the Covenant cross country teams now have their sights set on the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional meet on Saturday in Newport News, Va. 

The meets are hosted by Christopher Newport at Lee Hall Mansion. The men's 8k is set for 11 a.m., while the women's 6k will begin at 12:15 p.m.


The teams are both coming off second place finishes at the USA South Championships on Oct. 28. Lilly Smith was named conference runner of the year as she placed second and set a program record in the 6k at 22:55. Each of the top seven finishers for Covenant set personal records in the race as well.

On the men's side, Caleb Aikens was tabbed as the USA South Rookie of the Year and has paced the team for much of the year. Matthew Tueller and Matt Seitz led the Scots at the USA South meet with personal best times in the 8k.

In last year's meets, the men placed 23rd and the women set a program-record with their 17th place finish. 


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