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Youthful Lady Govs face stern test at NCAA South Regional, Saturday

 

APSU Women’s Cross Country

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – The young Austin Peay State University women’s cross country squad will face its first test at six-kilometers when it competes in the 9:45am, Saturday event of the NCAA South Regional Championships at Veterans Park in Birmingham, AL.

The Lady Govs have had two weeks of rest and preparation since finishing sixth at the Ohio Valley Conference Championships, October 30th. The women’s regional features No. 2 Florida State and defending regional champion Florida. The Lady Govs did not field a full team at last season’s regional.

Austin Peay women's cross country team . (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Austin Peay women's cross country team . (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Junior Janelle Avery and sophomore Alyssa Molnar are the only two runners with previous experience at the longer distance, courtesy last season’s individual appearances at the South Regional in Tuscaloosa, AL. Avery led the Lady Govs with a time of 23:26.07, finishing 117th, while Molnar completed the event in 27:21.66. The Lady Govs six freshmen will have their first look at the six-kilometer distance.


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