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Veronica Eder finishes fourth at SEC Championships
Oct. 28, 2016

AUBURN, Ala. – Senior Veronica Eder finished fourth in the women’s 6k with a time of 16:53.50 on Friday at the 2016 SEC Cross Country Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

“This was a great performance for Veroinca (Eder),” Auburn head cross country coach Mark Carroll said. “She has really worked hard and it’s great to see her get a top-five finish in her senior year. Overall we had some solid performances and we will try to build on this for the Regionals in two weeks.”



The women’s team finished ninth with 206 points. Sophomore Brenda Kigen finished 41st with a time of 21:45.30, while senior Rachel Givens finished 52nd (21:57.60). Emily Stevens placed 63rd (22:13.80) and Anna Nelson rounded out the scoring for Auburn, finishing 69th with a time of 22:17.10.

The men’s squad finished 10th with 278 points with junior leading the way with a 34th place finish (25:22.20). Wyss was followed by Wesley Pectol who finished 34th (25:23.60) and Mitchell Gomez, finishing 69th (26:21.70). Coleman Churitch placed 86th (26:57.90) and Jay Spieler rounded out the scoring, finishing 79th.

Auburn cross country will return to action on November 11, when it travels to Tallahassee, Florida for the 2016 NCAA South Regional.

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Place Name Time/Mark
Men's 8K
34Kevin Wyss25:22.2
35Wesley Pectol25:23.6
69Mitchell Gomez26:21.7
86Coleman Churitch26:57.9
94Jay Spieler27:13.7
99Andy Smith27:47.8
102Erik Armes28:01.5
104Wesley Curles28:15.3
Women's 6K
4Veronica Eder20:40.7
41Brenda Kigen21:45.3
52Rachel Givens21:57.6
63Emily Stevens22:13.8
69Anna Nelson22:17.1
76Kenzley Defler22:24.1
117Clarie Kennedy23:36.7

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