Ferrum Women’s Cross Country Compete at NCAA Regional


Photo by Gary Holden

Ariona Holiz, freshman, and Genesis Pineiro, senior, ran in Regional competition this past weekend.

Compiled by Staff

Four members of the Ferrum College women’s cross country team competed on Nov. 12 at the NCAA South Regional in Newport News, Va., hosted by Christopher Newport University at Lee Hall Mansion.

“Our women have fought and trained so hard this year. These past couple weeks, we have been battling illnesses on our team, and it really has affected us this weekend,” said Mark White, Head Cross Country Coach. “I wish we would have been full strength and healthy for the past couple weekends, but that’s how it goes. I really appreciate their effort!”

The top five individuals of the regional with their running times were Annika Urban, Emory 22:29.3; Madison Lowery, Pfeiffer 22:49.8; Sarah James, Lynchburg 22:50.8; Carolyn Todd, Washington and Le 22:56.3; and Allison Dell, Lynchburg 23:14.0.

Lynchburg won the team title with 30 points, finishing 18 points aboveĀ  the runner-up Emory. Washington and Lee (90), host Christopher Newport (175) and Berry (184) rounded out the top five teams. Individually, Annika Ruban from Emory won the title with her time of 22:29.3. Ferrum’s Genesis Pineiro was the Panther’s top finisher, covering the 6K course in a time of 30:13.9 and placing 136th in a field of 182 competitors.

Ferrum’s four runners with their finishing times of the race included Genesis Pineiro, senior, 30:13.9, 136th; Eliza Montgomery, junior, 39:36.8, 172nd; Ariona Holiz, freshman, DNF; and Escarlen Vasquez, senior, DNF.

Team Results

1. Lynchburg 30; 2. Emory 48; 3. Washington and Lee 90; 4. Christopher Newport 175; 5. Berry 184; 6. Catholic 206; 7. Rhodes 239; 8. Southern Virginia 276; 9. Piedmont 279; 10. U. of the South 300; 11. Bridgewater (Va.) 330; 12. Meredith 337; 13. Shenandoah 357; 14. Oglethorpe 393; 15. Mary Washington 463; 16. Covenant 484; 17. Virginia Wesleyan 508; 18. Pfeiffer 556; 19. Maryville (Tenn.) 560; 20. Brevard 561; 21. Marymount (Va.) 565; 22. Hollins 593; 23. Methodist 625; 24. Roanoke 643; 25. Agnes Scott 663; 26. Mary Baldwin 703; 27. Sweet Briar 737.