Women's Cross Country Team Finishes Second

CLEMSON, SC - The Clemson women's cross country team finished second in the South Carolina Collegiate Championships and fifth in the Clemson Invitational contested Saturday morning on the Clemson Cross Country Course.

Georgia Tech won the Clemson Invitational with 40 points, followed by Appalachian State's 44-point performance. South Carolina placed third with 77 points, Western Carolina was fourth with 85 points, and the Lady Tigers took fifth place with 110 points.

Georgia Southern tallied 133 points for sixth place, East Tennessee State accrued 164 points for seventh place, and Lee-McRae was eighth with 178 points. Charleston Southern finished ninth with 205 points, and SC State tallied 239 points for 10th place.

The Lady Tigers finished second in the South Carolina Collegiate Championships with 38 points, while South Carolina won this year's state title with 23 points. Charleston Southern placed third with 80 points, and SC State had 109 points to finish fourth. Casey Phillips, Jennifer Barton and Hannah Wright earned all-state honors for Clemson.

Individually, the Lady Tigers were led by Casey Phillips, who recorded a time of 18:15 to finish fourth among collegiate harriers. Jennifer Barton placed 19th with a time of 19:25 over the 5K course, and Hannah Wright finished 20th in 19:28. Laura Ann Rukat completed the race in 19:49 for 28th place, and Jennifer Hooten finished 39th in 20:21. Jelyn Quick, Keri Deily and Shannon Day posted times of 21:28, 21:55 and 22:01, respectively. Katie Boehm recorded a time of 23:32 and LaToya Woodberry finished in 23:45.

The Clemson women's cross country team returns to action on Saturday, Nov. 1, as the Lady Tiger harriers travel to Winston-Salem, NC, to compete in the 2003 ACC Championships.

Team Results
1. Georgia Tech - 40 points
2. Appalachian State - 44 points
3. South Carolina - 77 points
4. Western Carolina - 85 points
5. Clemson - 110 points
6. Georgia Southern - 133 points
7. East Tennessee State - 164 points
8. Lees-McRae - 178 points
9. Charleston Southern - 205 points
10. SC State - 239 points

Clemson Individual Results
4. Casey Phillips - 18:15
19. Jennifer Barton - 19:25
20. Hannah Wright - 19:28
28. Laura Ann Rukat - 19:49
39. Jennifer Hooten - 20:21
71. Jelyn Quick - 21:28
72. Keri Deily - 21:55
73. Shannon Day - 22:01
78. Katie Boehm - 23:32
80. LaToya Woodberry - 23:45

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