EARLYSVILLE, Virginia – Seniors John Riemer and Ashley Wybersky were the top runners once again for UNCW as the Seahawk cross country teams wrapped up their season Friday at the NCAA Southeast Regionals on a challenging course outside Charlottesville.

Competing in sunny, breezy conditions with temperatures hovering around 60 degrees, the men’s team finished 29th out of 35 teams that scored, while the women wound up 28th out of 38 with enough entries to score.

Eastern Kentucky won the 10K men’s race with a score of 58 points, placing ahead of host Virginia (96), N.C. State (101), UNC Chapel Hill (137) and Virginia Tech (167).  UNC Greensboro’s Paul Chelimo won the individual title with a time of 28:37, edging N.C. State’s Andrew Colley at 28:38.

On the women’s side, Virginia clamed first place with 57 points, trailed by William & Mary (69), N.C. State (142), Duke (143) and Virginia Tech (157). W&M’s Emily Stites finished first overall with a time of 19:57, just ahead of Kentucky’s Cally Macumber at 20:07.

Riemer, meanwhile, finished 136th out of the 239 runners with a time of 32:03 for UNCW. Zach Nifong was UNCW’s second best finisher with a time of 32:24, good enough for 153rd place.

“We had good races out of everyone today,” said Layne Schwier, UNCW’s assistant cross country/track and field coach. “We finished about where we thought we would. It’s a big meet, so it’s hard to know where you might end up.

“From top to bottom, everyone had a good race. John ran well and was in control this time. We just lacked the big frontrunner at the front of the pack.”

Wybersky, from Manassas, Va., competed on the same course she ran in high school and came in 118th with a time of 22:46.

“Ashley was back in front and we also had a good day on the women’s side,” Schwier said. “We were hoping Ashley would run well because she wanted to go out with a good effort. Considering the second half of the season she’s had, it was a good race for her. Across the board, everyone was solid for the women’s team.

“Overall, we’re pleased with today’s results,” Schwier added. “We had lot better efforts all the way around and it was a good way to end the season.”

NCAA Southeast Regionals Men’s Team Results (Top-5): Eastern Kentucky, 58; Virginia, 96; N.C. State, 101, UNC Chapel Hill, 137; Virginia Tech, 167.

UNCW Men’s Individual Results: John Riemer, 136th, 32:03; Zach Nifong, 153rd, 32:24; Will Bunch, 157th, 32:30; Casey Buddenbaum, 168th, 32:43; Dylan Skinner, 192nd, 33:18; Colin Kern, 205th, 33:50.

NCAA Southeast Regionals Women’s Team Results (Top-5):  Virginia, 57; William & Mary, 69; N.C. State, 142; Duke, 143; Virginia Tech, 157.

UNCW Women’s Individual Results: Ashley Wybersky, 118th, 22:46; Rachel Quinn, 155th, 23:10; Michaela Moran, 159th, 23:13; Haley Kapheim, 164th, 23:16; Dakota Foskey, 207th, 23:56; Kim Black, 210th, 24:00; Hannah Riordan, 227th, 24:29.