Tech women's cross country travels to NCAA South Regional on Friday

Tech women's cross country travels to NCAA South Regional on Friday

By Layne Weitzel, TTU Sports Information

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Tennessee Tech women's cross country team is set to appear in the NCAA South Regional Championships on Friday, which will be hosted by the University of Alabama at the Harry Pritchett Running Park.

Each NCAA Regional serves as a qualifying meet for the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships – the top two teams in each men's and women's race, along with the top four men's and women's individual finishers who are not members of those teams, will advance to the championship meet on Nov. 18 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The women's 6k will be the first race of the day at 9 a.m. CT.

Tech will run freshman Purity Sanga and seniors Anna Cooper, Micayla Rennick and Madison Stremler.

At the 2016 NCAA South Regional in Tallahassee, Florida, the Tech women's team placed 21st. Micayla Rennick finished 42nd with a time of 21:20.7, and Madison Stremler was 169th in 23:28.1.

Anna Cooper and Purity Sanga will each be making their first appearance at a South Regional.

PARTICIPATING TEAMS
Alabama (No. 4 in the USTFCCCA South Region)
Alabama State
Auburn
Austin Peay
Belmont (No. 9 in the South Region)
Chattanooga
East Tennessee State
FIU
Florida
Florida Atlantic
Florida Gulf Coast
Florida State (No. 5 in the South Region)
Georgia (No. 14 in the USTFCCCA National Coaches' Poll)
Georgia Southern
Georgia State
Georgia Tech (No. 8 in the South Region)
Jackson State
Jacksonville (No. 15 in the South Region)
Kennesaw State
Lipscomb (No. 12 in the South Region)
Memphis
Mercer
Miami (FL)
Middle Tennessee State
Mississippi State (No. 3 in the South Region)
Mississippi Valley
North Florida (No. 10 in the South Region)
Ole Miss (No. 22 in the National Coaches' Poll)
Samford (No. 7 in the South Region)
South Alabama
Southern Miss (No. 11 in the South Region)
Stetson
Tennessee (No. 14 in the South Region)
TENNESSEE TECH
UT Martin
Troy
UAB (No. 13 in the South Region)
UCF
USF
Vanderbilt (No. 6 in the South Region)
 
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