|UNCG Men, Women Win 2011 SoCon Titles|
|Written by SoCon Sports Information|
|Saturday, 29 October 2011 15:08|
The UNCG men and women won the team titles in the 2011 Southern Conference Cross Country Championship at the Trophy Lakes course in Charleston, S.C. on Saturday.
UNCG’s Paul Chelimo led from the start of the race as he claimed the individual men’s title on the 8K course, finishing in a time of 23:11.56. Chelimo was 19 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Davidson’s Ryan Hopkins. UNCG’s Joey Thompson and Paul Katam finished third and fourth, respectively, while Chattanooga’s Chris Berry rounds out the top five finishers on the men’s side.
The Spartans men finished with 26 points. The Davidson men finished in second place with 73 points. This is the first time in six seasons that Appalachian State did not win the men’s team title.
The Spartan women finished with 35 points, followed by Furman with 80 points overall.
UNCG’s Ashley Schnell defended her title as she won the individual women’s title on the 5K course, finishing in a time of 16:33.10, which set the new course record at Trophy Lakes by 20 seconds.
UNCG’s Linh Nguyen won the Coach of the Year honor. Chelimo won the men’s Runner of the Year honor, and the men’s Freshman of the Year award went to UNCG’s Paul Katam following his fourth place finish.
UNCG’s Ashley Schnell was awarded the SoCon Women’s Runner of the Year, while Davidson’s Sarah Paddon was honored as the women’s Freshman of the Year.
Team Scores – Men
Team Scores – Women
All-SoCon First Team – Men
All-SoCon First Team – Women
All-SoCon Second Team – Men
All-SoCon Second Team – Women
All-SoCon Freshman Team – Men
All-SoCon Freshman Team – Women
Coach of the Year – Men
Coach of the Year – Women
Runner of the Year – Men
Runner of the Year – Women
Freshman of the Year – Men
Freshman of the Year – Women
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