Chase Kennedy and Caitlyn Farrell

Six Owls Soar to Florida for NCAA South Regionals

11/8/2018 4:46:00 PM

By: By Hunter McKay

Meet 6: Kennesaw State at NCAA Cross Country South Region Championships
Date: Friday, November 9, at 8:30 a.m. ET (women) 9:30 a.m. (Men)
Location: Apalachee Running Park  | Tallahassee, Fla.
Links: Live Results | NCAA South Regional Central | Men's Field | Women's Field
Social Media: Twitter 
Race Preview
Six members of the Kennesaw State cross country teams will head to Tallahassee, Florida to run in the NCAA Cross Country South Regionals at the Apalachee Running Park on Friday, November 9.
The women will run a 6-kilometer race beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET, and the men will run a 10-kilometer race beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET. The top two teams in each race will automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships, while the remaining teams wait for the announcement of the at-large selections made by the NCAA Division I Cross Country Subcommittee. Additionally, a total of 38 individuals not on an advancing team will also move on to the national meet for each gender, with 36 of those automatically qualifying by being one of the top four finishers in the region not on an advancing team, while two others will be at-large selections.
 Chase Kennedy will represent the Kennesaw State men in the competition. Kennedy has been the Owls top finisher in five meets this season. He has four top 20 finishes in five meets this season.
Brenda Ayuk, Caitlyn Farrell, Sarah Hendrick, Katie Meyer, and Alexandria Stevens will represent the Owls in the women's 6k race. Ayuk was the Owls top finisher in four of five meets this season. Ayuk won the JSU Struts Season Opener and Berry Invitational. Farrell was the Owls top finisher at the ASUN Championships. Meyer has improved all season. Hendrick and Stevens continue to improve and gain experience.
Last Time Out
 Owls Collect a Pair of Seventh Place Finishes at ASUN Championships
 The Kennesaw State cross country teams competed at the 2018 ASUN Cross Country Championships on Friday, (Oct.26) at Van Cortlandt Park.
In the women's 5k, Caitlyn Farrell led the Owls finishing 30th in a time of 19:36.41. Right behind her was Katie Meyer who finished 31st in 19:36.46. Brenda Ayuk took 36th in a time of 19:50.74. Sara Hendrick would finish 44th in 20:29.52, while Alexandria Stevens took home 49th in 20:43.77. Brooke Aumer (21:15:33) and Gwen Setlock (21:54.19) finished 53rd and 59th. The Owls grabbed a seventh as a team.
In the men's 8k, Chase Kennedy led the Owls to a seventh-place finish. Kennedy finished 28th in a time of 26:28.11. Koi Williams (26:40.93) and Mekhi Williams (26:44.87) and grabbed 32nd and 35th. Austin Muse ran a time of 27:35.77 and Stephen Pipes posted a time of 29:09.23 to grab 62nd and round out the scoring for the Owls.
 - The ASUN Championships was the Owls fifth meet of the season.
 - The ASUN Championships marked the first time that Farrell and Kennedy have been the Owls top finishers in a meet.

Next Up
The Owls will transition and begin preparing for the indoor track season which begins in January.  
 To keep up with the latest Kennesaw State cross country news, follow the team on Twitter@KSUOwlNation and @KSUTrackFieldXC or by liking Kennesaw State University on Facebook.
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