South Carolina Turns Attention to SEC Cross Country Championship
OXFORD, Miss. (Oct. 27, 2022) – The time is finally here as South Carolina Cross Country is headed to Oxford, Miss. for the 2022 Southeastern Conference Championship, hosted by Ole Miss and the SEC office.
The 2022 SEC Championship will be held at the Ole Miss Golf Course, where the women’s 6K will begin at 11:08 a.m. (ET) and the men’s 8K will commence at 11:50 a.m. (ET). An awards ceremony for both races will follow the men’s 8K. Admission to the 2022 SEC Cross Country Championship is free and open to the public. This will be the first time since 2009 that Ole Miss has served as host to the SEC Championship.
Live results for the 2022 SEC Championship can be found by clicking here. Live TV coverage will be on the SEC Network with John Anderson doing the play-by-play and Larry Rawson serving as the analyst. Live TV coverage can be found by clicking here.
The Gamecocks will be one of 14 participating teams in the SEC Championships and looks to carry their momentum from a strong showing in Alabama where South Carolina finished fourth overall. While at the Crimson Classic, the Gamecocks finished ahead of Georgia and Mississippi State, who will be competing this weekend. Alabama enters the meet as the highest-ranked SEC squad, ranked seventh national and first in the South Regional. Arkansas falls in line behind the Crimson Tide with a national ranking of 21st, while holding the top regional ranking in the South Central region.
The Gamecocks will send 12 runners to the 2022 SEC Championships, headlined by newcomers Gabriella Gait-Smith and Svenja Sommer, as well as veteran runners and co-captains Hope Dominique and Katerina Hendrix. Sommer has led the charge in back-to-back meets for South Carolina, finishing 15th overall at the Crimson Classic (Oct. 14) and fifth at the Royals Challenge on Oct. 7. Gait-Smith has claimed one individual title this season at the Winthrop Invitational (Sept. 17).
South Carolina will also feature a trio of young talent in freshmen runners Anna Boyd, Hayden Withers and Ella Zeigler. Each of the three runners have two Top-10 results this season.