UNA WOMEN FNISH 10TH AT ASUN CHAMPIONSHIPS

ORLANDO, Fla. — The University of North Alabama women’s cross country team finished 10th at the 2021 ASUN Conference Championships at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

The Lions posted a 306 total, with Janeth Jepkirui as the top individual finisher at 54th. She had a time of 18:53.7.

Liberty won the ASUN Championship. followed by Lipscomb, Eastern Kentucky, Jacksonville, Kennesaw State, Central Arkansas, North Florida, Bellarmine, Stetson, UNA, Jacksonville State and FGCU.

UNA’s Gracie Mathews finished 58th (19:00.4), Beth Ann Tucker    69th (19:22.9), Laura Mobley 79th (19:45.7), Sharon Chepseba 83rd (19:51.5), Emma Kate White 95th (19:55.8), Valerie Grosso 86th (19:58.9) and Ashlyn Anderson 96th (20:54.7).

Team Scores
1. Liberty – 36
2. Lipscomb – 48
3. Eastern Kentucky – 82
4. Jacksonville – 109
5. Kennesaw State – 146
6. Central Arkansas – 179
7. North Florida – 181
8. Bellarmine – 201
9. Stetson – 227
10. North Alabama – 306
11. Jacksonville State – 317
12. FGCU – 333

UNA Runners
54. Janeth Jepkirui        18:53.7
58. Gracie Mathews        19:00.4
69. Beth Ann Tucker        19:22.9
79. Laura Mobley        19:45.7
83. Sharon Chepseba        19:51.5
85. Emma Kate White        19:55.8
86. Valerie Grosso        19:58.9
96. Ashlyn Anderson        20:54.7

First Team All-Conference
1. Calli Doan, Liberty (16:57.4) – Runner of the Year
2. Hayleigh Palotti, Jacksonville (16:58.9)
3. Adelyn Ackley, Liberty (17:00.4)
4. Jone Zabaleta-Larranaga, Eastern Kentucky (17:10.2)
5. Lydia Miller, Lipscomb (17:11.9)
6. Anna Hostetler, Liberty (17:17.1)
7. Colbi Borland, Lipscomb (17:20.2)

Second Team All-Conference
8. Laura Taborda, Eastern Kentucky (17:20.4)
9. Mackenzie Barnett, Lipscomb (17:20.7)
10. Sarah Hendrick, Kennesaw State (17:22.8)
11. Merabu Nagwandala, Lipscomb (17:23.4)
12. Noel Palmer, Liberty (17:27.6)
13. Katie Meyer, Kennesaw State (17:33.6)
14. Grace Dwyer, Liberty (17:46.8)

All-Freshmen Team
Mackenzie Barnett, Lipscomb (17:20.7) – Freshman of the Year
Emma Sullivan, Jacksonville (17:48.4)
Liza Corso, Lipscomb (17:49.4)
Madison Jones, Jacksonville (17:50.7)
Nyah Hernandez, Kennesaw State (18:10.5)

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