W&L Women's Cross Country Takes 7th at NCAA Regionals

SEGUIN, Texas -- The Washington and Lee women's cross country team took part in the NCAA South/Southeast Regional at Texas Lutheran University on Saturday afternoon and the Generals came away with a seventh-place finish in the 29-team field.

In addition to the Top 10 team finish, W&L boasted a pair of all-region individual finishes and, including the team's first NCAA qualifier since Kat Telfeyan '10 in 2009.

Junior Lauren Schultz (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton) paced the Generals with a 12th-place finish out of 193 athletes with a time of 23:16. She earned all-region honors for the second time in her career in addition to earning a spot in the National Championship field.
Joining Schultz on the all-region team was sophomore Brandie Huffman (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier), who ran 24:28 to finish in 34th place. She was followed by junior Molly Ortiz (Ketchikan, Alaska/Ketchikan), who finished in 61st with a time of 25:19, and sophomores Ashley Gerard (Savannah, Ga./Savannah Country Day) in 75th with a mark of 25:50 and Katie Driest (Charlotte, N.C./North Mecklenburg) in 81st with a time of 25:55.
Rounding out the Generals' seven competing runners were first-year Tori Andrews (Atlanta, Ga./Marist) and junior Teresa Soley (Lebanon, N.J./Mother of Divine Grace). Andrews completed the course in 26:14 to finish in 91st overall and Soley placed 128th with a time of 27:20.
The Generals have now completed the team portion of their 2011 schedule, though Schultz will now head to Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Saturday to take part in the NCAA Championships.