November 9, 2008

Carson-Newman Competes in NCAA Division II Southeast Regional

Nov. 8, 2008

Wingate, N.C. - The Carson-Newman cross country teams competed in the 2008 NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Meet Saturday morning.

Carson-Newman was led by senior Aubrey Morris (Chattanooga, Tenn.), who finished second individually with a time of 23:03. Allison Kreutzer (Clayton State) edged out Morris with a time of 22:24 to take first. However, the second place finish earns Morris a berth to the NCAA Division II National Championship.

Morris was also named to the 2008 All-Region Team. She has now received this honor and All-SAC honors every year of her C-N career.

In women's team action, Carson-Newman finished 9th with 255 points. Morris crossed the finish line in second, with junior Tiffany Winchell (White Pine, Tenn.) coming in 57th to take the two spot. Junior Cara Hawkins (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) and senior Laura Young (Cheltenham, Pa.) slid into the third and fourth spots respectively.

Lees-McRae and Augusta State finished 1st and 2nd respectively, with both teams advancing to the national championship.

The Carson-Newman men's team finished 13th with 351 points. Sophomore Jonathan Madden led the Eagles with a time of 34:45 to finish in 30th. Other top finishers for the men's team included senior Jordan Backus (Roanoke, Va.), freshman Chris Cowan-Banker (Knoxville, Tenn.) and junior Wyatt Miles (Long Island, Va.).

Queens (N.C.) and Columbus State finished 1st and 2nd in the men's race to earn a nationals' berth.

The NCAA Division II National Championships is scheduled for Saturday, November 22, at the Cooper's Lake Campground in Slippery Rock, Pa.

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2008 NCAA Southeast Regional Championships
Carson-Newman Individual Results

Women
2. Aubrey Morris - 23:03 (ADVANCE)(All-Region)
57. Tiffany Winchell - 26:13
70. Cara Hawkins - 26:28
80. Laura Young - 26:40
83. Catelyn Dake - 26:44
108. Audra Jordan - 27:49
110. Lauren Henry - 27:52

Men
33. Jonathan Madden - 34:45
64. Jordan Backus - 36:21
82. Chris Cowan-Banker - 37:18
84. Wyatt Miles - 37:33
105. Ben Fry - 39:25
127. Tyler Mabry - 42:07


2008 NCAA Southeast Regional Championships
Women's Team Results

1. Lees-McRae 85 5 11 12 23 34 46 57
2. Augusta State 110 6 14 17 36 37 81 90
3. Lenoir-Rhyne 158 8 15 33 47 55 80 82
4. Columbus St. 177 7 13 31 39 87 114
5. GC&SU 194 22 24 44 50 54 66 102
6. Converse 217 19 30 49 56 63 96 107
7. North Georgia 236 16 29 43 72 76 83 85
8. Wingate 251 27 32 59 60 73 77 93
9. Carson-Newman 255 1 48 61 71 74 98 99
10. Queens (N.C.) 278 4 26 45 79 124 131
11. Catawba 284 10 25 28 110 111 125 132
12. St. Andrews 308 3 40 41 106 118 133
13. Coker 334 21 35 67 91 120 130
14. Anderson (S.C.) 336 2 38 88 89 119
15. Limestone 340 51 58 62 75 94 126 129
16. S.C.-Aiken 349 20 42 92 95 100 123 138
17. Mars Hill 371 18 68 84 97 104 122
18. Erskine 413 64 65 70 105 109 113
19. Pfeiffer 437 52 53 69 128 135 136
20. Francis Marion 464 9 86 115 117 137
21. Newberry 548 78 108 112 116 134
22. Belmont Abbey 591 101 103 121 127 139 140


2008 NCAA Southeast Regional Championships
Men's Team Results

1. Queens (N.C.) 19 1 2 3 6 7 62 72
2. Columbus St. 87 8 14 18 20 27 28 50
3. Clayton State 107 10 11 13 22 51 63 96
4. Mars Hill 140 15 23 30 33 39 52 67
5. Lees-McRae 143 21 25 26 31 40 65 83
6. St. Andrews 145 5 16 24 44 56 105 110
7. Wingate 165 4 29 34 41 57 73 95
8. Erskine 198 12 35 37 46 68 112
9. GC&SU 259 17 42 45 69 86 98
10. Lenoir-Rhyne 305 19 48 49 85 104 107
11. Lincoln Memorial 318 47 54 55 75 87
12. North Georgia 339 58 59 71 74 77 89 93
13. Carson-Newman 351 32 61 78 80 100 118
14. Coker 356 36 38 79 92 111
15. Francis Marion 369 9 82 90 91 97 125 127
16. Anderson (S.C.) 381 43 53 60 108 117 119
17. UNC-Pembroke 464 76 81 88 106 113
18. Pfeiffer 468 66 84 101 103 114 120 124
19. Limestone 495 70 99 102 109 115 121 123
20. Belmont Abbey 522 64 94 116 122 126 128