Women's XC Wins First G-MAC Championship

Women's XC Wins First G-MAC Championship

(CANTON, Ohio) – The Walsh women's cross country team checked off one of its goals as it won the Great Midwest Athletic Conference championship in convincing fashion on Saturday. The Cavaliers finished with 34 points with Brianna Coy leading the way and crushing the rest of the field with a time of 22:12.9 to earn her place as the G-MAC's Runner of the Year.

With the excellent season thus far and the team finishing first, Head Coach Rob Mizicko won Coach of the Year honors for a second consecutive year. Last season he was honored on the men's side.

Coy led a group of Cavaliers where the scoring five all finished within the top 12. Also finishing in the top five was Andra Lehotay who finished fourth with a time of 23:03. Alexa Leppelmeier was just a few seconds behind her in sixth with a time of 23:07.6. All three were named to the G-MAC All-Conference First Team.

Alyssa Viscounte and Claire Robertson finished 11th and 12th to complete the team scoring for the Cavaliers. Viscounte was clocked in at 23:27.1, while Robertson followed at 23:33.5. Both were named to the G-MAC All-Conference Second Team.

Walsh's sixth and seventh runners also did well and finished shortly afterwards. Katelyn Luther was 18th with a time of 23:54. Hannah Soehnlen was 21st with a time of 24:10.3.

Walsh edged out Hillsdale who finished second with 52 points. Cedarville was third with 54 points. Malone and Findlay completed the top five with 107 and 177 points, respectively.

The Cavs will be back in action in a couple weeks when they visit Hillsdale for the Midwest Regional championships.