Women's cross country takes fourth-place in A-Sun Championships

Oct. 27, 2007


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The JU women's cross country team finished fourth-place in the Atlantic Sun Championships on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.

Freshman Anastasia Fokina finished in 10th place with a time of 19:09, earning her all-conference and all-freshman honors. Her teammates were not far behind, as junior Alison Ritter and sophomore Alyssa Deal finished 12th and 15th, respectively.

"The girls arrived in Nashville ready to race," said JU head coach Ron Grigg. "That was clear by their attitude. They didn't let poor performances during the year stand in the way of what our training showed us we could do. They believed in Coach Byrne's preparation and they executed their race plan perfectly."

Senior Danielle Coyle, competing in her final A-Sun cross country championship, finished 38th, while junior Janel Grooms came in 43rd and sophomore Tiffanie Saxton took home 50th-place to round out the Dolphins.

"Finishing in the top third of the conference is a great accomplishment for our team and we hope it is the first step in winning the cross country championship next year," Grigg said. "Coach Byrne should be commended for having them ready at the right time."

The JU men's cross country team finished in 12th-place and were led by seniors Charlie Allen and Jeff Wolf.