Chants sweep Coastal Carolina Cross Country Invitational

Hurricane Issac may have down poured on the Hackler Course causing the Coastal Carolina Cross Country Invitational to be moved one day late, but the Lady Chants stormed its way to first place on Saturday along the campus of Coastal.

With the win, Coastal garnered the top four spots with all of them finishing under the 18:50 mark.

Eighteen points was the score that took CCU to first place, followed by 39 points from UNC-Wilmington. Concord finished in third place with 82 points, as Catawba totaled 97 points for fourth place.

“I was very pleased (with the performance). Obviously, we were disappointed that the rain kept us from the golf course, but they performed well,” said CCU head women’s cross country coach Alan Connie. “They followed the race plan. They went out at the pace that I wanted them to. It was a good controlled pace.”

Emily Marchini finished first for the Lady Chanticleers with a time of 18:15.38. Letitia Saayman came in second for Coastal with a time of 18:22.93. Juniors Stephanie Taylor and Shelby Nicosia were third and fourth respectively for CCU at 18:40.93 and 18:49.56.

Rachel Quinn, Dakota Foskey, and Alyssa Torres finished fifth, sixth and seventh place representing UNC-Wilmington. Quinn came in at 18:50.23. Foskey tallied a time of 18:52.61. Torres came in 19:09.33.

Coastal Carolina came in eighth place with a time of 19:16.11 from Seanna Kautz. Freshman Jackie Brengel from Carolina Forest finished in 19th place with a time of 20:34.21. Freshman LaChelsie Thomas finished 20th for the Lady Chanticleers with a time of 20:46.42.

“We had I think a good split, so we were a little over 34 seconds one through four,” said Connie with the win. “Our goal is to have the top five within 20 to 25 seconds split, but that will come this season. Overall, I was pleased with the way they followed the plan.”

Up next for the women, they have a week off before traveling to the Big South Preview at Winthrop University on Saturday, Sept. 15. They will running at Winthrop Lake in Rock Hill.

* The CCU men also won the male division by taking four of the top five spots. Concord’s Robby Peters took first among the men with a time of 3:06. Coastal’s Evan Nichiphor (3:08), Joseph Keitt (3:13), Kyle Kling (3:13) and Jonathan Kinsey (3:15) rounded out the top five.

Teams from Catawba, Concord, and UNC Wilmington joined CCU in the annual event, along with the CCU alumni squad and several local high school squads.

The top five finishers in each division are:

Women

1 Emily Marchini     F     JR     Coastal Carolina     18:22.37     5:55
2 Letitia Saayman     F     SR     Coastal Carolina     18:29.92     5:58
3 Stephanie Taylor     F     JR     Coastal Carolina     18:47.92     6:04
4 Maranie Staab     F         Ccu Alumni Team     18:48.75     6:04
5 Shelby Nicosia     F     JR     Coastal Carolina     18:56.55     6:06

Men

1 Robby Peters         M     SR     Concord         15:22.16     3:06
2 Evan Niciphor     M     SO     Coastal Carolina     15:31.21     3:08
3 Joseph Keitt         M     SO     Coastal Carolina     15:57.31     3:13
4 Kyle Kling         M     SR     Coastal Carolina     15:59.19     3:13
5 Jonathan Kinsey     M     JR    Coastal Carolina      16:08.91     3:15

Photo by Joel Beachum

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