MC's Susanna Cook earns All-USA South honors; Scots place sixth at USA South Championship meet

MC's Susanna Cook earns All-USA South honors; Scots place sixth at USA South Championship meet

(TALLULAH FALLS, GA) - The 2016 USA South Women's Cross Country Championship took place on Saturday, October 29 st the Tallulah Falls School Farm Course in Tallulah Falls, Georgia. Piedmont College captured the championship for the first time in program history. The Lions topped second place Meredith College by 43 points. Individually, Piedmont's Reese Bowles won the meet as she finished the 6,000 meter course first in a time of 23:42.

Additionally, the first seven finishers at the meet were named First Team All-Conference. The next seven runners earned Second Team All-Conference accolades while the following nine runners collected Honorable Mention All-Conference honors. Also, the Conference's Runner of the Year, Rookie Runner of the Year and Coach of the Year were announced. The full all-conference team can be found below.

2016 USA South Women's Cross Country Team Results:

Place Team Score
1. Piedmont 37
2. Meredith 80
3. Methodist 93
4. Covenant 110
5. Agnes Scott 172
6. Maryville 175
7. Mary Baldwin 192
8. Salem 220
9. Averett 223
10. Ferrum 228
11. LaGrange 235
12. N.C. Wesleyan 342
13. William Peace No Team Score


The 2016 USA South Women's Cross Country All-Conference Team:


Runner of the Year Rookie of the Year Coach of the Year

Reese Bowles

Casey Todd

Jeff Jenkins

First Team
(Top-7 Finishers at Conference Meet)
Reese Bowles, Piedmont
Frida Lundquist, Averett
Melissa Teeple, Ferrum
Casey Todd, Piedmont
Abigail Thiele, Meredith
Hannah Samuels, Covenant
Itzel Gonzalez, Meredith

Second Team
(Finishers 8-14 at Conference Meet)
Jialin Chu, Agnes Scott
Monica Jimenez, Piedmont
Kristin Whitlock, Piedmont
Allyson Mattera, Methodist
Margaret Fitch, Covenant
Analee Bradach, Piedmont
Meghan Evans, Meredith

Honorable Mention
(Finishers 15-23 at Conference Meet)
Susanna Cook, Maryville
Marissa Yarbrough, Methodist
Sierra Henderson, Averett
Melanie Rimawi, Piedmont
Ashley Ryan, Methodist
Shelbee Knopf, Methodist
Anna Danek, Covenant
Caroline Pepper, Covenant
Janine Bardell, Salem

  All-Sportsmanship Team
Kai Flores-Wong, Agnes Scott
India Moore, Averett
Lilly Smith, Covenant
Dorothy Carroll, Ferrum
Ashley Wright, LaGrange
Campbell Scollo, Mary Baldwin
Anne Marie McDurmon, Maryville
Itzel Gonzalez, Meredith
Ashley Ryan, Methodist
Sarah Grossman, N.C. Wesleyan
Melanie Rimawi, Piedmont
Meghan Menard, Salem
Hannah Ericksen, William Peace


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