Stefanoff finishes 35th in NCAA South Regionals

At the NCAA South Regionals in Talahasse, Fla., Georgia State’s Hannah Stefanoff finished the race by finishing 35th with a time of 20:40.50 in the 5K. She placed ten spots ahead of where she did last year in the same event.

Niamh Kearney who posted a time of 21:54.20 for 121st. Freshman Jordan Townsley ended up with a 22:57 and Melanie Hamilt came in at 190th with a 23:49.5.

Georgia State did not finish with a team time.

Vanderbilt won the team event with 52 points. The team runners up were Florida State who finished one point shy of the Commodores with 53. Alabama’s 135, Lipscomb’s 176, and Florida’s 180 rounded out the top five team participants.

The individual best time went to Colleen Quigley of Florida State, a senior who posted a 19:17.

Chelsea Blaase of Tennessee, a junior, finished second with a 19:26.2. Mississippi State’s Rhianwedd Price, UCF’s Anne Marie Blaney, and Florida State’s Pippa Woolven were the rest of the top five.

The cross country season is in the books for Georgia State. The season commences with indoor track at the BSC Icebreaker Dec. 5 in Birmingham, Ala.

About Akiem Bailum 285 Articles
Akiem Bailum - Sports Editor Fall 2014 - Spring 2015. Journalism major with a concentration in telecommunications. Class of 2015. Before becoming sports editor at The Signal, Akiem began his writing career at Georgia State in 2012. After a brief absence, he returned to The Signal in 2014. Akiem has covered Georgia State sports events on site for football, volleyball, basketball and softball games. His advice for future sports writers is to cover more than major sports and to attend as many events in person as possible. When away from the court or the field, Akiem's interests include studying the radio industry.

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