Cross Country Races in NCAA Regional Championship

Cross Country Races in NCAA Regional Championship

By Tatiana Monsen

ROME, Ga.—The Southern Virginia men's and women's cross country teams participated in the NCAA Division III South/Southwest Regional Championship on November 12. The men's team placed 24th overall.

Five Knights finished within minutes of each other in the 8K. The Shelley brothers, who both finished in the 29th minute, led Southern Virginia. Brandon Shelley had a time of 28:14.88 finishing in front of his brother Kevin Shelley, who finished at 28:30.84, for the first time this season. Jefferson Chandler finished behind them in the 30th minute. Greyson Meyers and John Leake both finished in the 31st minute.

Rachel Thomas and Aly Abel ran for the women's team. Thomas finished at 26:58.98 and Abel finished at 28:18.08.

Photo courtesy of Russell Maddrey.