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Nov. 13, 2015

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EARLYSVILLE, VA. – The South Carolina women’s cross country program ran at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship Friday afternoon, hosted by the University of Virginia. Junior Mary Reiser was the team’s top finisher at 39th overall, and the Gamecocks finished 26th.

“I am disappointed in the overall results from today, I feel like this team is capable of a much better effort,” Coach Andrew Allden said. “Mary really went for it today, she came in with a goal of making the top 25 but just couldn’t hang on. She stuck her nose in early and gave us a tremendous effort.”

Reiser sat in 17th place in the field of 238 runners as the group hit the 2,000-meter mark, running a 6:46 split. She fell back to 25th, the cusp of making the all-region team, at the 5,000-meter split before settling at 39th with a time of 21:57.8. It marks the fifth-straight season that Carolina had a top-40 finisher at regionals, and all five have finished in under 22 minutes.

Rounding out the team’s top three were freshman Alexis Malmberg (154th) and sophomore Monica York (158th). Of the team’s six finishers, five were either freshmen or sophomores.

The meet brings an end to the cross country season.

Friday – November 13, 2015 – NCAA Southeast Regional – Hosted by the University of Virginia
Women’s 6K – South Carolina Finishers
39. Mary Reiser 21:57.8
154. Alexis Malmberg 23:45.1
158. Monica York 23:50.4
161. Kaylee Wessel 23:54.3
171. Allie Sprague 24:04.1
175. Hannah Giangaspro 24:21.6