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Miller claims AAC individual cross country title; SMU second

Postby PonyPride » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:57 pm

From SMUMustangs.com:

Miller Claims American Athletic Conference Individual Title
Miller Runs 21:18 In 6K To Become First SMU Individual Champion Since Silje Fjortoft In 2011

Oct. 28, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (SMU/The American) – Led by Hannah Miller’s individual title, the SMU cross country team placed second at the American Athletic Conference Championship Saturday at Belmont Plateau.

The Mustangs put together a score of 63, placing four of their scorers in the top-20 and three in the top-15 to earn All-Conference honors. Connecticut won the meet scoring 34 points, while Temple placed third with a score of 92.

Hannah Miller led SMU becoming the first Mustang to win a conference individual title since Silje Fjortoft in 2011. Miller was the Mustangs top-finisher for the second straight meet finishing the 6-kilometer course in a time of 21 minutes, 18.9 seconds. Tess Misgen and Marlene Gomez-Islinger also earned All-Conference honors for the Mustangs placing eighth (21:57.5) and 10th (22:00.0), respectively.

SMU’s other two scorers were Charlotte-Tara Murphy (17th, 22:07.9) and Alison Esparza (22:36.1).

Also competing for the Mustangs were Rakel Barrientos, Anneke Grogan, Rebekah Bosler and Julie Jungblut. Barrientos and Grogan placed in the top-30 finishing 28th (22:39.1) and 30th (22:43.5), respectively. Bosler finished 58th (23:47.4) and Jungblut placed 71st (24:18.7)

The Mustangs return to action at the NCAA South Central Regional Championships Friday, Nov. 10, in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M's Watts Cross Country Course will host this year's event, which takes place with the women’s 6K at 9:15 a.m.

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Team Results - Women
1. Connecticut (34)
2. SMU (63)
3. Temple (92)
4. Tulsa (101)
5. Tulane (146)
6. Wichita St. (173*)
7. East Carolina (173*)
8. Memphis (208)
9. Cincinnati (209)
10. Houston (245)
11. UCF (321)
12. USF (323)

All-Conference (Top 15 Finishers) - Women

1. Hannah Miller, SMU
2. Brianna O’Brian, UConn
3. Mia Nahom, UConn
4. Haley Hasty, UConn
5. Lauren Bartels, Tulane
6. Grace Sullivan, ECU
7. Katie Leisher, Temple
8. Tess Misgen, SMU
9. Ashley Barnes, Tulsa
10. Marlene Gomez-Islinger, SMU
11. Courtney Akerley, UConn
12. Arnica Zitting, Memphis
13. Lucy Jones, Temple
14. Danielle Jordan, UConn
15. Madison Dunlap, Cincinnati
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