Charlottesville, Va. – The UNCG men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the NCAA Southeast Regionals Friday afternoon at Panorama Farms in Charlottesville, Va. Katherine Link (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon Lake) paced the women’s squad clocking a 21:46.1 earning a 51st-place finish in the 6,000-meters while Dakarai Shipp (Raleigh, N.C./Millbrook) was the top finisher on the men’s side clocking a 32:50.3 on the 10,000-meter course.
Finishing closely behind Shipp was the Spartans second, third, fourth and fifth runners. Bryan Whyms (Charlotte, N.C./Northside Christian Academy) and William Sandin (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) finished 164th and 165th overall while David Guthrie (Fayetteville, N.C./Southview) and Brandon King (Burnsville, N.C./Mitchell) placed 167th and 168th, respectively. Luke Sumerford (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley) and Patrick O'Grady (Roswell, Ga./Blessed Trinity) were the final two members of UNCG’s squad to cross the finish line.
On the women’s side, Taylor Delaney (Hope Mills, N.C./Soutview) was the second finisher for UNCG placing 126th overall and clocking a time of 22:46.0. Sarah DeSantis (Hope Mills, N.C./Southview) was the third Spartan to finish in 24:59.5 while Kaitlyn Stone (Wintson-Salem, N.C./West Stokes) and Katlyn Adkins (Fayetteville, N.C./Terry Sanford) rounded out the top five.
Both UNCG squads placed 29th overall.
NC State took home the women’s title with 53 total points while Annie Bothma of Coastal Carolina was the top finisher with a time of 20:15.4.
The Wolfpack won the men’s race as well with 90 total points but it was Campbell’s senior and sophomore duo of Amon Terer and Lawrence Kipkoech to earn the two overall spots.