Lady Hurricanes Save Their Best for Last at PBC Championships

Lady Hurricanes Save Their Best for Last at PBC Championships

BEECH ISLAND, S.C. -- The Georgia Southwestern women's cross country team finished eighth of 10 teams at the Peach Belt Conference Championships hosted by Augusta University Saturday morning at Redcliffe Plantation. The Lady Hurricanes wrapped up their season on a high note as all seven members of the team ran season-best times in the finale.

Senior Katherine McGarr ran the 5K course in 20:37.8 to lead GSW and closed out her career by finishing 45th out of 82 competitors. Fellow senior Savannah Ross posted a time of 21:19.4 to place 57th. Retchiel Roble was the third Lady Hurricane to cross the line, finishing 69th overall at 22:06.7. Connie Lewis (22:32.7) followed a spot behind in 70th. Grace Regan (23:25.7), Alex Exum (24:38.5) and Nathalie Maralunda (26:40.6) rounded out the Lady Hurricanes effort.

GSW raced on the same course on Sept. 22. The Lady Hurricanes saw marked improvement in times across the board Saturday. Regan saw the biggest jump as she shaved two minutes and 25 seconds off her September time. Exum (1:55) and Ross (1:46) took nearly two minutes off their pace. McGarr (0:47) was just shy of the one-minute mark. Roble (0:29) and Lewis (0:25) were significantly faster as well.   

Flagler College placed four runners in the top 11 to finish with 46 points and edge the University of North Georgia (60) for the team title. 

Heloise Duffie de Tassigny from Flagler crossed the finish line in 18:18.4 to win the race.

Peach Belt Conference Championships
Beech Island, S.C.
Nov. 3, 2018

GSW Individual Results
45. Katherine McGarr, 20:37.8
57. Savannah Ross, 21:19.4
69. Retchiel Roble, 22:06.7
70. Connie Lewis, 22:32.7
74. Grace Regan, 23:25.7
77. Alex Exum, 24:38.5
81. Nathalie Maralunda, 26:40.6

Team Results
1. Flagler (46 pts)
2. North Georgia (60)
3. Columbus State (70)
4. Georgia College (95)
5. Augusta (96)
6. UNC Pembroke (165)
7. Clayton State (196)
8. GSW (254)
9. Francis Marion (265)
10. Lander (296)