Lady Braves Hold Tight To Sixth In Southeast Region
NEW ORLEANS –The USTFCCCA (U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association) has ranked the UNCP women's cross country team sixth in the Southeast Region after senior Livia Mahaffie registered the top performance for UNCP at the Walt Disney World Country Classic over the weekend, which was announced Tuesday.
Leading the region is Queens (N.C.) in first followed by King, Mount Olive and Anderson (S.C.) in second, third and fourth, respectively. Lenior-Rhyne holds the fifth spot, while UNCP leads opposing Peach Belt Conference teams including Augusta State in seventh and Clayton State in 10th.
UNCP collected 313 points in the race and finished ninth overall against 28 other schools.
The Lady Braves will head to the Peach Belt Conference Championships on October 22 at Pacer Path in Aiken, S.C. The women's 6K race is set to begin at 10 a.m.
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) is the non-profit professional organization that represents men's and women's cross country and track & field coaches in the United States. The organization represents over 8,000 coaching members, including 91% of NCAA coaches. USTFCCCA serves as an advocate for cross country and track & field coaches, providing a leadership structure to assist the needs of a diverse membership, serving as a lobbyist for coaches' interests, and working as a liaison between the various stakeholders in the sports of cross country and track & field.