WXC: Women’s Cross Country Finishes Third at Sun Belt Championships

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November 4, 2019
Elmer Lionel Capmbell
November 4, 2019
WXC: Women’s Cross Country Finishes Third at Sun Belt Championships


HAMPTON, Ga. — Three runners earned All-Sun Belt honors as Appalachian State women’s cross country finished third at the Sun Belt Championships on Saturday morning.

App State finished with 78 points overall. Arkansas State won the team title with 57 points and South Alabama was second with 65 points.

“I’m proud of all the athletes who competed today,” said head coach Michael Curcio. “This team put in the work all season to contend for a championship and we were in the hunt today. Arkansas State ran a great team race to win the title, but I’m proud of the effort we gave today.”

Sarah Venable recorded the first all-conference accolade of her career with a fifth place finish for First Team honors in a PR time of 17:42.6. Her mark ranks as the ninth fastest 5K time run by a senior in program history.

Izzy Evely earned Second Team All-Sun Belt honors with a ninth place finish in 17:58.4. The all-conference honor marks the second straight for Evely.

Kylee Frady earned her first all-conference honor with a 13th place finish in 18:05.5 for Third Team All-Sun Belt accolades.

Natalie Richardson placed 25th in 18:31.2, Lila Peters was 26th in 18:35.3, Sarah Sandreuter finished 34th in 18:59.9 and Madi Provo was 35th with a time of 19:00.1.

Sarah Venable was outstanding today in her last conference meet as a senior,” added Curcio. “Izzy Evely battled and injury and gave us a great effort and Kylee Frady did a great job of stepping up to earn all-conference honors.”

App State will send a group of runners to the Montreat Open on Friday and then compete and the NCAA Southeast Regionals on Nov. 15.

Team Standings
1. Arkansas State, 57
2. South Alabama, 65
3. Appalachian State, 78
4. Texas State, 112
5. UT Arlington, 126
6. Georgia State, 135
7. Troy, 176
8. Coastal Carolina, 225
9. Little Rock, 242
10. Georgia Southern, 258
11. Louisiana, 313
12. ULM, 329