Track & Field, Cross Country
Women's Cross Country Places 12th at Regional Championships

 
Aubrey Phillips paced Tulane in the Regional Championships
 
Aubrey Phillips paced Tulane in the Regional Championships
 
 

Nov. 15, 2008

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NEW ORLEANS - The Tulane women's cross country finished 12th in the 2008 NCAA South Central Regional Saturday, at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course in Waco, Texas. Senior Aubrey Phillips paced the Wave with a 46nd place finish, pacing the 6K course in 22:36.

Redshirt freshman Julia Whitrock was the second across the line for Tulane, in 22:42, good for 52nd place. Sophomore Rebecca Coady finished 73rd, in 23:24, with senior Keriann Langley running a 23:35 in her first 6K of the year, placing 78th. Freshman Johanna Gretschel rounded out the Green Wave contestants with a 92nd place finish in 24:03.

Phillips was just one second off her previous 6K time, a 22:35 at the LSU Tiger Festival, and event in which she finished sixth on September 27. Whitrock matched her only other 6K time exactly. Tulane placed second in the LSU Tiger Festival, with top 10 finishes from Phillips, Whitrock and Coady.

Nicole Mericle of Rice won the South Central Regional meet in 20:34, but Arkansas took home the team title with 51 points. Rice, with 61 points, tied with host Baylor for second. The Green Wave's total was 315 points, 12th in the 17-team field. The Green Wave's average time was 23:16.

Tulane was fourth out of Conference USA schools in the field, behind Rice, SMU and Houston. The Green Wave was the top Louisiana school in the event, as Southeastern Louisiana placed 15th, with LSU finishing 17th of 17.

The 2008 NCAA Cross Country Championships will be hosted by Indiana State University on Nov. 23 in Terre Haute, Ind.

TULANE RESULTS
 Pl Name                                                Time     Pts
 46 Phillips, Aubrey             Tulane                 22:36.5   44
 52 Whitrock, Julia              Tulane                 22:42.5   49
 73 Coady, Rebecca               Tulane                 23:24.2   67
 78 Langley, Kerian              Tulane                 23:35.5   72
 92 Gretschel, Johanna           Tulane                 24:03.8   83

Team Scores Rank Team Total 1 2 3 4 5 *6 *7 1 Arkansas 51 4 7 10 14 16 24 40 2 Baylor 61 2 5 6 21 27 32 37 2 Rice 61 1 8 9 17 26 59 64 4 SMU 103 12 15 18 28 30 36 41 5 Texas 134 13 22 25 35 39 54 65 6 Texas A&M 186 3 20 45 50 68 7 Tex. A&M-Corpus Christi 222 11 43 55 56 57 84 8 Texas Christian 239 29 33 42 66 69 73 82 9 Stephen F. Austin 246 34 47 51 52 62 80 10 Houston 281 19 48 60 76 78 96 99 11 Texas State 310 31 46 58 87 88 90 100 12 Tulane 315 44 49 67 72 83 13 Texas-Arlington 379 70 71 75 77 86 98 13 Arkansas-Little Rock 379 23 79 81 92 104 15 SE Louisiana 387 38 53 91 102 103 105 106 16 North Texas 422 61 85 89 93 94 101 17 LSU 436 63 74 95 97 107

* - Not counted in team scores, but displaces other runners.


 

 

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