Montevallo Wins Third Straight PBC Women’s Cross Country Title

Montevallo Wins Third Straight PBC Women’s Cross Country Title

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA – The Montevallo women's cross country team placed four runners in the top five and five in the top seven in a dominating win at the 2016 PBC Championships on Saturday in Milledgeville.  The Falcons 19 points is the lowest total in PBC history and their 61-point margin over North Georgia the largest winning margin.  UNG placed four of their five scoring runners in the top 20 for second place while Augusta was third and Flagler fourth. 

UM's Cheyenne Thompson won the PBC Individual Championship in a time of 21:43.8, the third-fastest 6k time ever run in the PBC.  Thompson finished in second place in 2013 and 2014 and becomes only the 10th PBC women's runner to ever be named All-Conference four times.

Thompson edged teammate Katie Nelson, who was 24 second behind.  North Georiga's Brittany Truitt was third just three seconds behind Nelson.  Montevallo's Katherine Terino won a sprint to the line, edging teammate Anne Leinheiser by three-tenths of a second to claim fourth place.  The top 15 runners were named to the All-Conference team.

Augusta's Pricilla Cartwright was 11th in the individual standings and was the first freshman to finish the race, earning her PBC Freshman of the Year honors.  She becomes the first Jaguar to claim that honor since Savannah Sutton in 2008.

Montevallo's Tommy Barksdale was voted the PBC Coach of the Year for the third straight season.  The Falcons, ranked #19 in the nation, will defend their NCAA Southeast Regional championship in two weeks, they will host the regional on their home course in Montevallo, Ala.

2016 PBC Women's Cross Country

All-Conference Team

Cheyenne Thompson, Montevallo

Katie Nelson, Montevallo

Brittany Truitt, North Georgia

Katherine Terino, Montevallo

Anna Leinheiser, Montevallo

Katherine Yost, Georgia College

Natalie Shoemaker, Montevallo

Kaitlin Rodriguez, Flagler

Nancy Murgor, Young Harris

Lara Way, Augusta

Pricilla Cartwright, Augusta

Hannah Evans, Montevallo

Sierra Millsaps, Montevallo

Lea Tardanico, UNC Pembroke

Kristin Cain, UNC Pembroke

PBC Individual Champion

Cheyenne Thompson, Montevallo

PBC Freshman of the Year

Pricilla Cartwright, Augusta

PBC Coach of the Year

Tommy Barksdale, Montevallo