The women's team recorded its highest finish at the A-Sun Championship.
Oct. 30, 2004
Nashville, TN - Florida Atlantic University's women's cross-country team solidified its place at the top of the Atlantic Sun, finishing a program record second overall at the conference championship while the men finished eighth. Raynell Hagberg and Trisha Doyle received All-Conference honors and the women's squad qualified for the NCAA South Regional meet for the second time in program history.
"This was the toughest course we competed on all season and both teams really stepped up and ran their best," said head coach Alex Smolka. "We beat five-time conference champion Georgia State and we gave Belmont a good run for their money. This just solidifies the coming of age for the program after finishing ninth in 2002 and fifth in 2003."
Five runners finished in the top-25 with times under 20 minutes. Hagber led the way by finishing an A-Sun career high ninth individually with a time of 19:09, taking A-Sun All-Conference honors for the first time. Brittany Powers improved over a minute and a half from her time last year, finishing with a time of 19:16 for 12th place. Doyle earned All-Freshman team honors after finishing 15th with a time of 19:23, becoming the second runner to earn All-Freshman honors in two years.
The men's team had five runners competing in their first A-Sun Championship, including four freshmen. Freshman Nick Jarriel took the reins with a 29th place finish in a time of 29.17 while fellow freshman Earl Barlow finished 30th with a time of 29.21.
Host Belmont took first overall in both the women's and men's competition. The women finished with an average team time of 19:24 while GSU finished with an average time of 19:26, good for third. UCF and Campbell rounded out the top-five for the women. Georgia State, UCF, Campbell and Lipscomb round out the top-five for the men.
The women's team will return to action Saturday, November 13.
Raynell Hagberg (19:09/9th)
Brittany Powers (19:16/12th)
Trisha Doyle (19:23/15th)
Monika Grabowiecka (19:25/16th)
Linn Modin (19:49/25th)
Allison Wilcox (20:10/35th)
Jennifer Schwan (20:41/46th)
Artemis Saridakis (21:14)