Trinity Cross Country Qualifies Two Individuals for NCAA Championships

Trinity Cross Country Qualifies Two Individuals for NCAA Championships

Mount Berry, Georgia - The Trinity women's cross country team placed fourth, and men came in seventh Saturday at the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Region Championships.



The Tiger women scored 131 points to take fourth place in the 6k race in a field of 32 teams at the event hosted by Berry College. Trinity's men recorded 219 points for seventh place in a 33-squad field.

Two Trinity runners qualified for next week's NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships at Winneconne, Wisconsin. Molly McCullough finished second out of 237 competitors in the women's Regional with a time of 22:31.08. Elliot Blake was ninth of 229 runners in the men's event, clocking in at 26:00.11.

McCullough also led a group of three Trinity women who earned All-Region honors. Brianna Ratliff placed 16th, while Laura Taylor crossed the finish line in 21st place. McCullough is now a four-time All-Region recipient, while Taylor received the distinction for the third occasion.

Allison Hill placed 46th and Jordan Juran came in at #48.

Blake also became an All-Region runner, and Harry Bellow earned the distinction for the second straight year, with a 22nd-place finish. Keaton Holt missed the All-Region qualification by six slots after placing 41st in the race. 



Last year, McCullough became the third All-American in Trinity cross country history with a 38th-place finish.

Blake is now Trinity's first male runner to compete at the NCAA Championships since Oliver Langselius and Taylor Piske both competed in 2015.



Molly McCullough and Elliot Blake will represent Trinity at the NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships November 17 at Winneconne, Wisconsin.