First-Place Finish For Tampa Women's Runners

First-Place Finish For Tampa Women's Runners

VALDOSTA, Ga. – The University of Tampa women's cross country team started its 2017 season with an impressive second-place effort at the Valdosta State Invitational.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
UT Finish: 1st, 39 points
Overall Champion: Tampa
Location: Freedom Park | Valdosta, Ga.
Host Institution: Valdosta State University
Distance: 5K
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TOP SPARTAN PERFORMERS:
Zoe Jarvis | 3rd overall, 18:59.8

Monika Brill | 5th overall, 19:05.3

Brieanna Rekow | 8th overall, 19:23.2

Sydney Rhodes | 10th overall, 19:29.9

Margo Dailey | 13th overall, 19:47.5

OTHER NOTABLES:
Jarvis was the top Spartan runner in her first collegiate race.

• All five of the top five Spartans were freshmen. Joining Jarvis were classmates BrillRekow, Rhodes and Dailey.

• A total of eight teams competed, including South Region opponents Georgia College (2), Flagler (4), Valdosta State (5), Clayton State (6) and Georgia Southwestern (7).

• UT was the lone Sunshine State Conference school to compete.

• Tampa placed 10 runners in the top-20. Joining the top-five finishers were Lauren Connolly (14th), Clare McMahon (15th), Corinne Fanta (16th), Lexi Bible (17th) and Julia Lockridge (18th). 

• Head coach Jarrett Slaven entered a total of 18 runners.

UP NEXT:
Tampa will compete in a pair of races on September 9, sending runners to the North Florida and Florida Tech Invitationals.

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