Cross Country Teams Head to SoCon Championships
Courtesy: Southern Conference

LEXINGTON, Va. – Following two weeks of training and coming off an excellent performance at the VertCross Invitational, the VMI cross country teams head to the 2019 Southern Conference Championships slated for Saturday morning in Johnson City, Tennessee.

The meet will take place at the Pine Oaks Golf Course hosted by ETSU for the first time. The women’s 5K will occur at 10 a.m. while the men’s 8K will begin soon afterward at 10:45 a.m.

On the VMI men’s side, Jahanzib Shahbaz and Gavin Jenkins lead the pack in the 8K category. Shahbaz ran an 8K race in 24:23 at the Paul Short Invite back on October 5 while Jenkins was close behind in 24:53. At VertCross, Shahbaz again led the men’s team with a second-place finish in 24:54 while Jenkins finished shortly after in 25:18.

The VMI women have been led all season by senior Logan Luckett and junior Anna Armfield. Most recently at the VertCross competition, Luckett ran a 6K time of 22:47 for 16th place overall while Armfield came in 46th in 23:42. Sara Belamarich, Taylor Rice and Emily Wells have also scored consistently for the team this fall.

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Live Results

http://results.tfmeetpro.com/TimingInccom/2019_Southern_Conference_Cross_Country_Championship/?DB_OEM_ID=4000

Men’s 8K course map

http://www.soconsports.com/fls/4000/socon/Championships/2019-20/2019%20Men%27s%20XC%20Course%20Map.png?DB_OEM_ID=4000

Women’s 5K course map

http://www.soconsports.com/fls/4000/socon/Championships/2019-20/2019%20Women%27s%20XC%20Course%20Map.png?DB_OEM_ID=4000

Meet Program

http://www.soconsports.com/fls/4000/socon/Championships/2019-20/2019%20XC%20Program.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=4000