Cross Country Teams Gear Up for SAA Championships in Memphis

Cross Country Teams Gear Up for SAA Championships in Memphis

SAA Championships Central

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee cross country teams will head to Memphis Saturday for the 2018 Southern Athletic Association Cross Country Championships.

2018 Southern Athletic Association Cross Country Championships
Hosted by Rhodes College, Memphis, Tenn. | Shelby Farms Park
Saturday, Oct. 27 | Women's 6K race, 10 a.m. | Men's 8K race, 11 a.m.
Best finish at SAA Championships | Men, 2nd (2016) | Women, 2nd (2012, 2013)

ACE IN THE HOLE: Freshman Avery Jordan will look to improve on her second collegiate 6K race when she ran a 24:58.54 time at the Berry Invitational on Oct. 13. The Charlottesville, Va. native finished in 41st place, but against Division III runners, she claimed an 11th place finish.

SEEKING THE P.R.: After running a 25:42.78 time at Berry, Ann Chapman Haynes will look to running a personal best at the SAA Championships. The sophomore ran a 25:17.0 time at the 2017 NCAA South/Southeast Regional Championships.

TAKE IT HOME, ASH: Averaging 28:33.63 in 8K races in 2018, Ash Midyett has improved his average in such races from a year ago, recording a 28:36.2 average time of finish. At the Berry Invite, he shattered his previous season-best by over 90 seconds with a 27:19.69. With this honor, he was named the SAA Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week.

JACK-IN-THE-BOX: Jack Barganier has improved his time in each of the three 8K races he has competed in. At the Berry Invitational, he came across at 27:45.68, 20 seconds ahead of his personal best.

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