DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 3, 2018) – With temperatures in the high-50's and no humidity, Rollins women's cross country had the best setting possible for the 2018 finale, hosting the Sunshine State Conference Championship on Saturday.
The Tars finished ninth at the event, posting a score of 273. The race was competed at the Embry-Riddle campus in Daytona Beach.
"Our women's team has been battling injuries and illness the entire year, but I am very proud of the way the season and today's race turned out," said interim Head Coach Nate Weyant. "Two of our runners were doing a competitive 6k for the first time today and performed great. I was also happy to see seniors Aby (Wong) and Katie (Rioux) finish so strong in their last race. All in all, I think it was a great day for the Tars."
Wong was the Tars top finisher, taking 58th in a time of 29:20. The senior broke 30 for the first time in her career over a 6k to end her career on a high-note. Alex Lichtner finished 75th with a time of 31:39, more than four minutes faster than her time at the championship a year ago.
Kerstin Carroll posted a time of 33:11 in her first collegiate race to take 78th and fellow freshman Anna Belle Warren was 78th in a time of 33:24. Rioux finished 82nd in 34:18 to put a cap on her career.
A huge thank you to the staff at Embry-Riddle for partnering with us in hosting this championship," added Weyant. "Coach Rosolino runs a first-class operation and we wouldn't have been able to pull off this elite meet without his help."