AMERICUS - The Georgia Southwestern women's cross country team placed three runners in the top 10 to finish second overall at the Third Annual GSW Remembrance Run on Saturday morning. Freshman Jessi Young led the Lady Hurricanes on the 5K course at Southland Academy with a time of 21:12. Young was the individual runner-up in the four-team event and her time set a school record.
Nakora Mackey placed 14th with a time of 23:16 and Mollie McGowan was one slot behind Mackey with her 23:35.
With 19 points, Valdosta State finished ahead of GSW (46) for the team title.
Juliana Boehm from VSU crossed the finish line first with a time of 19:22. The Lady Blazers took five of the top six slots in a field of 28 runners.
Every GSW runner shaved time off their opening-week run in Albany on Sept. 1. Mackey saw the biggest improvement with 1:42 off her Week 1 run. McGowan was also more than a minute faster (1:06) and Espino set her personal best for the second-straight week.
Southwestern travels to Montevallo, Ala. on Sept. 22 for the Falcon Classic. Start time is set for 9:45 a.m. EST.
3rd Annual Remembrance Run
Sept. 8, 2012
1. Valdosta State (19 pts)
2. GSW (46)
3. Clark Atlanta (75)
4. Wesleyan College (113)