Seahawks Teams Finish Sixth At CAA Race
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
HAMPTON, Ga. - The UNCW men and women each finished in sixth place at the Colonial Athletic Association Cross Country Championships on Saturday at the Nash Farm Battlefield near Atlanta.
Senior Wil Zahorodny ran well for the Seahawks, placing 16th out of 58 runners with a time of 25:57 on the 8k course. Another senior, Erin Brennan, just missed All-Conference honors when she placed 13th with a time of 23:01 against 90 runners on the 6k layout.
"It was an up and down day for us," said Layne Schwier, UNCW's assistant cross country/track and field coach, whose team ran on the same course last month in the GSU Invitational. "The conditions were tougher than the last time we were here because it was cool and fairly windy.
"Wil ran well and freshman Ryan (O'Connor) had a solid race, but overall it was a very disappointing day for the men. We just didn't have a lot of guys show up and get the job done.
"The women's race went well and our seniors led the way as expected. Erin nearly made All-Conference and Lindsay ran a gutsy race to finish in the top-20 as well. I was very proud of the way we ran with some people out of the lineup today."
The teams wrap up their fall seasons in two weeks when they compete in the NCAA Southeast Regionals in Louisville, Ky.
Final Men's Standings: William & Mary, 27; George Mason, 62; Northeastern, 70; Georgia State, 121; VCU, 138; UNCW, 164; Hofstra, 167.
UNCW Men's Individual Results; Will Zahorodny, 16th, 25:57; Ryan O'Connor, 34th, 27:08; Joey Jazwinski, 45th, 27:31; Josh Drew, 47th, 27;44; Mike Parsons, 48th, 27;45; Kelly Carmichael, 49th, 27:55; Cole Vaughn, 52nd, 28:22; Bob Vanderham, 53rd, 28:30; John Riemer, 57th, 29:07.
Final Women's Standings: James Madison, 32; William & Mary, 45; Georgia State, 89; Towson, 99; Delaware, 149; UNCW, 154; George Mason, 168; Northeastern, 248; Hofstra, 288; VCU, 289.
UNCW Women's Individual Results; Erin Brennan, 13th, 23:01; Lindsay Ester, 19th, 23:18; Haley Kapheim, 37th, 23:59; Lizz Roution, 49th, 24:18; Katy Haran, 52nd, 24:25; Kim Black, 57th, 24:36; Taylor Dunn, 64th, 24:47; Rachel Quinn, 68th, 24:57; Alyson Arrington, 77th, 25:24; Terra Jackson, 79th, 25:30.