Falcons Run Away with Title at PBC Championships
AIKEN, S.C. – Junior Haley Evans (Fairhope, Ala./Fairhope) of the University of Montevallo women's cross country team ran by all those who tried to stop her as she won the University's first Peach Belt Conference individual cross country title. Evans won the 6k race by over 30 seconds which is a lifetime in cross country. Her performance helped propel the Falcons to a team title which is also the first in program history and the first women's title for any Montevallo program in the PBC. Evans time of 23:16.66 bested the school record for a 6k by almost 30 seconds.
Junior Kaley Glover (Opelika, Ala./ Beauregard) crossed the line second for the Falcons and fifth overall with a time of 23:54.65 which ranks as the third fastest time in program history. Sophomore In-Mi Matsunaga (Enterprise, Ala./Enterprise) came in third for the Falcons and seventh overall with a time of 24:04.73 which ranks as the sixth fastest time in program history. The final UM runner in the top-10 was freshman Lauren Recchia (Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett) who finished 10th with a time of 24:16.24 which ranks as the eighth fastest time.
Rounding out the Falcons top-five was senior Katherine Schofield (Gainesville, Ga./Brookwood) who finished 21st overall with a time of 24:54.67. Senior Ginny Davis (Madison, Ala./Bob Jones) finished 31st overall with a time 25:29.87. The final UM runner was freshman Katie Vanover (Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett) who finished 50th with a time of 27:03.67.
The Falcons finished 30 points ahead of second place team Clayton State University and 38 points ahead of third place team Augusta State University.
The Falcons will return to action Saturday, Nov. 5 at the NCAA Southeast Region Championships.