Stefanoff wins Sun Belt championship, Panthers finish fifth in team race

PHOTO BY RAVEN SCHLEY | THE SIGNAL

 

Georgia State’s Hannah Stefanoff earned the biggest victory of her collegiate cross country career by winning the individual Sun Belt Conference championship. Stefanoff finished first by posting a career best 16:57.7.

As a team, the Panthers finished fifth out of the eleven teams that participated with 150 points.

Other Georgia State participants included senior Niamh Kearney who placed 30th. Stella Christoforou ended up with a 32nd place finish. Freshmen Jordan Townsley and Nuria Ramirez placed 43rd and 46th, respectively.

 

UT Arlington won the team event with 51 points. The second and third place spots went to Appalachian State and Arkansas State with 60 and 64 points, respectively. Louisiana Lafayette would come in at fourth with 135.

The next event for the Panthers will be on Nov. 14 as they take part in the NCAA South Regionals.

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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