Cross Country Places Sixth at SSC Championship

Cross Country Places Sixth at SSC Championship

Boca Raton, Fla. – Led by four first-year runners, the Lynn University cross country team claimed a sixth-place finish in the nine-team field at the Sunshine State Conference Championship on Saturday morning at South County Regional Park in Boca Raton.

INSIDE THE MEET:
Location: South County Regional Park | Boca Raton, Florida
Race Length: 6K – 3.73 miles
History at Event: Sixth appearance (Tied for best finish – 2013 & 2014)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Alexandra Jones led the way for Lynn for the first time this season, running a time of 23:39.48 to place 11th overall at the meet out of more than 80 competitors.
  • Kate Fisher's 33rd-place finish was her lowest of the season, however she still placed second for the Fighting Knights at 25:09.75.
  • Darby Watts and Emily Christensen finished on one another's heels, as Watts ran a time of 25:36.91, while Christensen clocked in at 25:41.18. The duo finished 38th and 41st overall, respectively.
  • Sydney Parks rounded out the scorers for the Blue and White, placing 46th overall with a time of 26:06.03.
  • Natalie Beck tabbed a top-50 finish, crossing the line with a time of 26:27.62.

BEYOND THE FINISH LINE:

  • Jones's finish placed her in the school's top 10 all-time for a 6k race, just 12 seconds behind the ninth-best time.
  • This marks the third time that Lynn has finished in 6th place at the SSC Championship, and is the team's best finish since 2014.

UP NEXT:

The Blue and White will take on the NCAA South Regional field on Saturday, Nov. 4. The race is slated for 9 a.m. at Holloway Park in Lakeland, Florida.