DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- Beth Burgess set another personal best time to lead four Covenant women's cross country runners that finished in the top 10 at the GSAC Conference Meet in Douglasville on Saturday morning.
Covenant would have won the overall team event, but was not eligible for this season with the transition to Division III. But the Lady Scots still ran some of their best times of the year. Burgess and Spookie Eaves finished in the top six which put them on the GSAC All-Conference team. Eaves and Melanie White each earned All-Freshman honors.
Burgess, who is having a sensational season for the Lady Scots, finished third overall with a 6k time of 24:32.37. "She is having a great sophomore season," noted head coach Katie Stanford.
Eaves was not far behind as she placed fourth after running a time of 25:25.43. White placed in eighth with her time of 27:28.52, while Ruthie Cargill also set a new personal best at 27:36.09 which put her in ninth position.
Emily Davis just missed the top 10 as she finished 11th at 28:35.84. Emily Corwin and Emily Shelden rounded out the Covenant runners in 17th and 23rd places, respectively.
"Our team goal was to win, which we did, and try and place five in the top 10 which we missed by one spot," said Stanford. "They did this without our number three runner. They raced well and got the job done."
Both Covenant men's and women's cross country teams will now prepare for the NCCAA National Championships on Saturday, Nov. 10, hosted by Cedarville University.