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Matthews leads Braves at South Regional

Matthews leads Braves at South Regional

On the men’s side, not enough Braves finished the race to place, but Shawn Matthews led the way with a 22nd place run of 35:54. Mike Brannon was the second UWG runner to cross the finish line with a time of 37:13, good for 45th place. The two other UWG finishers were Danny Wiley (38:30 – 71st) and Bobby Ralston (39:56 – 94th).

Conger’s 23:20 effort was the second fastest run by a freshman at the South Regional this year and put her in 16th place, one place away from All-Region status. Her fastest time of 18:16 earlier this season at the Auburn run was the best ever by a UWG freshman. The Braves finished two points behind ninth-place West Florida in the event.

“For our team, this was a successful season,” said head coach Don Medeiros. “We had three of our top seven runners who had never competed in cross-country before, so to have this kind of showing is encouraging.”

Two other Braves, Katie Perkins adn Jessie Reyniers, finished in the top-50 of the Regional. Perkins finished 38th with a time of 24:32 and Reyniers three seconds later in 39th.

The final two UWG finishers were Julie Terrill (27:09 – 100th) and Carolin Binnion (27:14 – 101st).