NEWPORT NEWS, Va.—The Birmingham-Southern cross country teams competed at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional Championship today, hosted by Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va.
The Panther women finished ninth in the field of 27 teams, while the men were 17th in a field of 24.
Freshman Elise Pittman placed 34th with a 6K time of 23:42.24, earning her a spot on the All-Region team. Sophomore Katie Ann Bass was 45th and freshman Shannon Walsh was 46th to round out the Panthers' top three finishers.
"It was a very strong finish for our men and women today," Head Coach Kenneth Cox said. "They ran as we knew they would and truly represented Birmingham-Southern well. This season finish is a reflection of the amazing growth within our program and speaks volumes for our coaching staff and the work that goes into everyone coming together."