AUM women finish 2nd at Crimson Classic in 2016 season finale
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (aumathletics.com)— The Auburn Montgomery women’s cross country team finished second in the College Division of the Crimson Classic, hosted by the University of Alabama, Friday.
• The Crimson Classic was the final meet of the season for the Warhawks.
- A total of 30 teams competed in the meet, but only four scored in the College Division (non Division I)
- Kentucky’s Katy Kunc was the top finisher in the 282-runner field with a 6K time of 20:15.2. Kunc held off Auburn’s Veronica Eder, who finished second with a time of 20:20.1.
• Like several previous meets during her senior season, HollyAnn Goble set a new school record at the meet, finishing the 6K course in 21:55.8, three seconds better than the previous record she held from the Falcon Classic earlier this season. Goble finished 56th overall in her final collegiate meet.
• Sophomore Leah Bassow capped a strong campaign with a time of 23:07.2 to finish 137th.
- Fellow sophomore Tanishya Jones also had a successful run, finishing in 25:19.5 to place 234th.
- With a time of 25:56.4, sophomore Ansley Story finished 247th.
- Junior Katelynn Burns recorded a time of 26:08.2 and finished 252nd.
- The junior duo of Brooke Schultz and Kelly Dawson finished with times of 26:44.4 and 27:37.1, respectively. Schultz was 261st in the field, while Dawson placed 268th.
• The University of Guelph from Guelph, Ontario, took home the College Division championship with 15 points. The Gryphons had the top seven individual finishers in the division.
• The Warhawks finished with 83 points, defeating Spartanburg Methodist and Xavier (La.) in the meet.
- The host Crimson Tide took home the top honors in the University Division, scoring 76 points and finishing 20 points ahead of second-place Kentucky.
QUOTING THE COACH
“I was extremely proud of how well the women ran today, and really for the entire season,” head coach Ryan Thompson said. “The women needed to run in today’s meet. They want to compete against the best and see where they stand. Today really showed how much the entire team has improved this year. I think moving forward we have really put ourselves in a good position to compete in the Gulf South Conference.”