Auburn Cross Country Teams Each Finish 12th At NCAA South Regional
Sabrina Fischer

Nov. 11, 2006


The Auburn men's and women's cross country teams finished in 12th place at the NCAA South Regional at Lambert Acres Golf Club  in Knoxville on Saturday morning.  The men totaled 369 points, while the women registered 340 points.

On the men's side, AU was led by sophomore Chase Oliver, who placed 65th (33:49.60). Sophomore Simon Nyang (33:56.80) came in 69th and junior Elliot Smith placed 71st (33:57.80).  Senior Joey Giattino came in 75th (34:09.70) and freshman Scott Novack finished 89th (34.28.20), while freshman Mark Fleming placed 107th (34:59.90).

Florida State took the team title with 67 points, while Ole Miss freshman Barnabus Kirui won the individual title with a time of 30:43.10.



On the women's side, the Tigers were led by freshmen Sabrina Fischer (22:24.80) who placed 36th.  Freshman Laurel Pritchard (23:05.20) finished 57th and junior Becca Bell placed 81st (23:58.20).  Junior Jessica Smith's time of 24:00.1 earned her an 82nd place finish, while junior Megan Karl came in 84th (24:02.40).  Freshman Katelyn Simpson finished 89th (24:13.60). 

Georgia won the team title with 35 points, while Florida State runner Susan Kuijken won the individual title with a time of 20:54.10.