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Women’s Cross Country Places 12th at ASUN Championships

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ORLANDO, Fla. – In her first profession postseason race, Karley Piers (Falmouth, Maine/Falmouth HS) led the FGCU girls’s cross nation staff as she took 45th individually on the ASUN Championship held at ESPN’s Huge World of Sports activities complicated on Saturday morning. The Eagles, who’ve battled accidents all through this season, positioned 12th as a staff.
 
“The ladies’s staff ran their coronary heart out. The outcomes weren’t what we needed, particularly after a fourth place end final 12 months,” mentioned head coach Cassandra Goodson. “We have been battling illness and harm with a few of our prime girls this season, so we are going to take it. Reilly Ritter stepped up and Mary McCullough ran strong, however we all know there may be extra there. They’re younger and I am actually trying ahead to the long run with them.”
 
Piers led the Eagles with a time of 18 minutes, 42.6 seconds which was the fourth quickest 5K time for a FGCU freshman in program historical past. She had opened the 12 months with the second quickest freshman time of 18 minutes, 39.1 seconds on the FAU Invitational.
 
McCullough  (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Mountain Vista HS/Colorado Mesa College) and Ritter (Tabernacle, N.J./Seneca HS) every turned in private greatest 5K occasions ending the race in 19 minutes, 29.7 seconds (73rd) and 19 minutes, 47.9 seconds (81st), respectively.
 
Rounding out the FGCU performances on the day have been Blake Petrick (St. John’s, Fla./Creekside HS), Maricel Esquilin  (Bonita Springs, Fla./Estero HS/Stetson), and Gianna Citarella  (Manahawkin, N.J./Southern Regional HS). Petrick positioned 89th in 20 minutes, 9.9 seconds. Esquilin accomplished the course in 20 minutes, 24.5 seconds (94th) for her greatest 5K time at FGCU, whereas Citarella ran 20 minutes, 42.1 seconds (95th).
 
Liberty received its second consecutive ASUN title with 36 factors, whereas Lipscomb positioned second (48 factors). Calli Doan of the Flames received the person title and was the ASUN Runner of the 12 months finishing the course in 16 minutes, 57.4 seconds.
 
The Eagles will return to motion on Friday, Nov. 12 on the NCAA Regionals hosted by North Alabama in Huntsville, Ala.
 
Staff Scores
1. Liberty – 36
2. Lipscomb – 48
3. Japanese Kentucky – 82
4. Jacksonville – 109
5. Kennesaw State – 146
6. Central Arkansas – 179 
7. North Florida – 181
8. Bellarmine – 201
9. Stetson – 227
10. North Alabama – 306
11. Jacksonville State – 317
12. FGCU – 333
 
First Staff All-Convention
1. Calli Doan, Liberty (16:57.4) – Runner of the 12 months
2. Hayleigh Palotti, Jacksonville (16:58.9)
3. Adelyn Ackley, Liberty (17:00.4)
4. Jone Zabaleta-Larranaga, Japanese Kentucky (17:10.2)
5. Lydia Miller, Lipscomb (17:11.9)
6. Anna Hostetler, Liberty (17:17.1)
7. Colbi Borland, Lipscomb (17:20.2)
 
Second Staff All-Convention
8. Laura Taborda, Japanese Kentucky (17:20.4)
9. Mackenzie Barnett, Lipscomb (17:20.7)
10. Sarah Hendrick, Kennesaw State (17:22.8)
11. Merabu Nagwandala, Lipscomb (17:23.4)
12. Noel Palmer, Liberty (17:27.6)
13. Katie Meyer, Kennesaw State (17:33.6)
14. Grace Dwyer, Liberty (17:46.8)
 
All-Freshmen Staff
Mackenzie Barnett, Lipscomb (17:20.7) – Freshman of the 12 months
Emma Sullivan, Jacksonville (17:48.4) 
Liza Corso, Lipscomb (17:49.4)
Madison Jones, Jacksonville (17:50.7)
Nyah Hernandez, Kennesaw State (18:10.5)
 
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COACH GOODSON

FGCU is led by Cassandra Goodson, whose 13 seasons on the helm have taken the Eagles from their humble beginnings to a aggressive D-I program, highlighted by eight journeys to the NCAA South Regional Championship. Each mark within the FGCU all-time file e book has been etched through the Goodson period, as she has coached 23 ASUN All-Convention alternatives, the 2013 Feminine Convention Runner of the 12 months, and three members of the NCAA South All-Area Staff.

#FEEDFGCU

FGCU Athletics sponsors occasions in November and April to profit the FGCU Campus Meals Pantry (www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry) and the Harry Chapin Meals Financial institution (www.harrychapinfoodbank.org), FGCU Athletics’ charities of selection. For extra info, together with the way to make a contribution, please go to www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry and make the most of the hashtag #FeedFGCU to assist increase consciousness.

ABOUT FGCU 

FGCU groups have mixed to win an unimaginable 85 convention common season and event titles in simply 14+ seasons on the Division I degree. Moreover, in simply 9 seasons of D-I postseason eligibility, the Eagles have had a mixed 42 groups or people compete in NCAA championships. Eight FGCU packages have earned a top-25 nationwide rating of their respective sport – together with girls’s basketball (No. 21, 2020-21), seaside volleyball (No. 20, 2021) and each males’s soccer (2018, 2019) and girls’s soccer (2018) as three of the latest. In 2016-17, the Inexperienced and Blue posted a department-best sixth-place end within the DI-AAA Learfield Administrators’ Cup and top-100 exhibiting nationally, forward of a number of Energy-5 and FBS establishments. In 2018-19, the Eagles had an ASUN and state of Florida greatest seven groups earn the NCAA’s Public Recognition Award for his or her Educational Progress Charge of their sport. FGCU additionally collectively earned a file 3.50 GPA within the classroom within the fall 2020 semester and has outperformed the overall College undergraduate inhabitants for twenty-four consecutive semesters. The 2019 Fall, 2020 Spring, 2020 Fall, and 2021 Spring semesters every noticed one other milestone reached as all 15 packages achieved a 3.0-or-higher staff GPA in every. The Eagles additionally served an all-time excessive 7,200 volunteer hours in 2017 – being acknowledged as one among two runners-up for the inaugural NACDA Neighborhood Service Award introduced by the Fiesta Bowl.  

 

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