The women’s cross country team became Georgia State’s first Sun Belt Conference champion on Saturday afternoon as they won the Sun Belt meet in Bowling Green, KY.
The Panthers were led by Sun Belt Runner of the Year Katharine Showalter who traversed the 5K course in a blazing 17:41.1.
Showalter and Hanna Stefanoff were both named to the first team All-Sun Belt following their performances at the con- ference meet. Niamh Kearney and Jennifer Rubel were both named to the third team All-Sun Belt after finishing in the top 15 at the meet.
Georgia State’s team score of 52 best- ed runner up Arkansas State (58) and hosts Western Kentucky (83) who were the defending conference champions.
Valentin Poncelet of the men’s team earned a spot on the first team All-Sun Belt with an 8K time of 25:23.7 which was good enough for fifth place.
The men’s team finished seventh out of 12 teams in the meet.
Tyler Tomy and Carlos Galindo fin- ished 25th and 29th respectively.
The men and women travel to Tallahassee, Fl. on Nov. 9 to compete in the NCAA South Regional meet.