35th Women's #ASUNXC Championship Takes Place Saturday in Fort Myers

35th Women's #ASUNXC Championship Takes Place Saturday in Fort Myers

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ATLANTA, Ga
. - The 35th edition of the ASUN Conference Women's Cross Country Championship takes place on Saturday, Nov. 2nd at 9:30 AM ET from Buckingham Complex in Fort Myers, Fla. as FGCU serves as host of the event for the second time in program history. Nine teams enter the conference meet looking to take home the league trophy.

The women's individual title is set to be a battle with 14 runners posting sub 18:30-minute 5K times during the regular season, while seven different programs have individuals in the top 14 coming into the conference race. Liberty and Lipscomb enter the championship at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the ASUN Cross Country Poll making the Flames and Bisons favorites to capture the team title. For the first time in history, the championship will be broadcast on ESPN+ featuring multiple camera angles from the race as well as the awards ceremony and post-meet interviews with student-athletes and coaches. Fans can find additional coverage of the meet by following the ASUN on Twitter (@ASUNXCTF) or like the ASUN's Facebook page for photo galleries from the meet.

Fastest Fourteen 5K Runners Entering ASUN Championship
1. Brooke Kingma, Lipscomb (17:26.3) 8. Sarah Hendrick, Kennesaw State (18:00.0)
2. Lauren Flynt, Lipscomb (17:34.2) 9. Hayleigh Palotti, Jacksonville (18:07.3)
3. Hannah Owens, Lipscomb (17:38.0) 10. Grace Gumpel, North Florida (18:11.9)
4. Adelyn Ackley, Liberty (17:42.27) 11. Camryn Cooney, North Florida (18:22.0)
5. Katie Meyer, Kennesaw State (17:48.6) 12. Phoebe Moon, North Alabama (18:25.9)
6. Grace Oetting, Lipscomb (17:53.9) 13. Raquel Lespasio, North Florida (18:27.7)
7. Grace Lahey, Lipscomb (17:57.6) 14. Meggie Schneider, Stetson (18:29.5)


FGCU | 
Twitter: @FGCU_XC
Best Team ASUN Championship Finish: 3rd (2x) Last: 2015
Best Individual ASUN Championship Finish: 1st; Kelly Perzanowski, 2013
Fastest ASUN Championship Time: Kelly Perzanowski, 2013 (17:21.01)
- Championship Roster:
 Gianna Citarella, Jillian Felton, Julia Filip, Caroline MacKenzie, Emily O'Connor, Reilly Ritter, Madeline Wyers

Jacksonville | Twitter: @JAX_XCTF
Best Team ASUN Championship Finish: 1st, 2009
Best Individual ASUN Championship Finish: 1st; Joane Pierre, 2012
Fastest ASUN Championship Time: Joanne Pierre, 2012 (17:17.50)
- Championship Roster:
 Jayda Brooks, Serena Gadson, Rain Marti, Hayleigh Palotti, Lauren Polimeno, Amelia Reynolds

Kennesaw State | Twitter: @KSUTrackFieldXC
Best Team ASUN Championship Finish: 1st, 2005
Best Individual ASUN Championship Finish: 1st; Mackenzie Howe, 2010
Fastest ASUN Championship Time: Kidan Kidane, 2016 (17:07.72)
- Championship Roster:
 Sarah Hendrick, Katie Meyer, Jordan Rozier, Hope Thornton, Rachel Van Amburgh, Ella Weaver

Liberty | Twitter: @Liberty_XCTF
Best Team ASUN Championship Finish:
2nd, 2018
Best Individual ASUN Championship Finish:
 2nd; Noel Palmer, 2018
Fastest ASUN Championship Time: Noel Palmer, 2018 (17:46.1)
- Championship Roster:
 Adelyn Ackley, Calli Parlier, Priscillah Kiplagat, Brittany Carnathan, Emma Bower, Naomi Armstrong, Jamie Anderson, Lauren Hirneisen, Katie MacDougall

Lipscomb | 
Twitter: @LipscombXCTF
Best Team ASUN Championship Finish: 1st (7x) Last: 2018
Best Individual ASUN Championship Finish: 1st (3x) Last: Courtney Brenner, 2018
Fastest ASUN Championship Time: Madelin Talbert, 2015 (17:09.59)
- Championship Roster:
 Ayse Allison, Lauren Flynt, Brooke Kingma, Haley Kling, Grace Lahey, Mollie Longmire, Lindsey Marriott, Grace Oetting, Hannah Owens

NJIT | Twitter: @NJITXCTF
Best Team ASUN Championship Finish: 8th (3x) Last: 2017
Best Individual ASUN Championship Finish: 34th; Cassandra Raia, 2017
Fastest ASUN Championship Time: Cassandra Raia, 2017 (19:52.7)
- Championship Roster: Kelly Dicristina, Allison Guajala, Laila Hill-Glover, Chloe Jelley, Deborah Merced, Sarah Morgan, Cassandra Raia, Allison Regan, Stuti Vyas

North Alabama | Twitter: @UNACrossCountry
Best Team ASUN Championship Finish:
 6th, 2018
Best Individual ASUN Championship Finish:
12th; Emma Knight, 2018
Fastest ASUN Championship Time:
Emma Knight, 2018 (18:52.4)
- Championship Roster:
 Sharon Chepseba, Emilee Hudsmith, Lillian Humphries, Emma Knight, Phoebe Moon, Kara Nix, Abby Nunnelly, Mandaline Thomas

North Florida | Twitter: @OspreyXCTF

Best Team ASUN Championship Finish: 1st (2x) Last: 2017
Best Individual ASUN Championship Finish: 1st (2x) Last: Eden Meyer, 2017
Fastest ASUN Championship Time: Eden Meyer, 2016 (16:58.53)
- Championship Roster:
 Tina Cesnik, Camryn Cooney, Ciara Golliher, Grace Gumpel, Raquel Lespasio, Sadie McLaughlin, Hannah Evans, Chelsey Oliver, Skye Zeller

Stetson | Twitter: @StetsonXC
Best Team ASUN Championship Finish: 4th, 1991
Best Individual ASUN Championship Finish: 9th; Kris Fraser, 1990
Fastest ASUN Championship Time: Laurie Scott, 2016 (18:42.89)
- Championship Roster:
 Sally Calhoun, Leniza Dever, Maricel Esquilin, Melanie Pacheco, Alexa Roughton, Meggie Schneider, Nicohl Torres-Santos, Shelbie Truett


ABOUT THE ASUN
The ASUN Conference is an NCAA Division I league with nine member institutions committed to Building Winners for Life. The ASUN meets the challenge of maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement through a true balance between student and athlete. Six ASUN schools reside in Nielsen Top 50 national media markets, and all nine are in top 80 markets. The ASUN includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Liberty University, Lipscomb University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of North Alabama, University of North Florida and Stetson University. Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., joins the ASUN for the 2020-21 academic year.

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