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Cross Country To Compete in Southeast Regional at Louisville
Courtesy: UNCABulldogs.com
Release: 11/12/2010
Courtesy: UNC Asheville
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The UNC Asheville men's and women's cross country teams are in action for the final time this season with both squads compete in the Southeast Regional Meet at Louisville Saturday morning.

The women's meet will be a 6K event and starts at 10 a.m. The men's meet will last 10K and start at 11:15 a.m.

Fourth-year coach Jesse Norman looks forward to the meet.

"We're happy to have another meet against some of the best competition in the country," commented Norman. "We're hopeful to have some positive results."

The women's team enjoyed a fifth-place finish at the Big South Conference meet two weeks ago. Sophomore Melanie Kulesz earned all-conference honors for the second straight year as she finished in ninth place with a time of 18:33.

Emma Bussard finished 17th for Asheville with a time of 18:32. Sophomore Clair Powell came in 33rd place at a time of 19:40. Rachel Carson had a time of 20:03 and took 38th place.

On the men's side, Jay Barringer continued his strong year with a solid showing in the championship. He was Asheville's top runner of the 8K course as he finished 25th with a time of 26:49.

Freshman Nick Summers took 29th on Saturday with a time of 27:13. Kent Rankin followed Summers in 33rd place at 27:23. Eliud Chirchir finished 36th and posted a time of 27:31. Sam Maynard had a time of 27:45 and took 39th. Carlos Lopez came in 44th at 28:04.

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