Cross Country Earns Two All-Region At NCAA Regional
Susannah Lynch And Florian Lussy Earn All-Region Honors
FAYETTEVILLE, AR – The North Texas men’s and women’s cross country teams each earned an all-region selection Friday afternoon at the NCAA South Central Regional hosted by Arkansas.
Sophomore Susannah Lynch earned all-region honors after placing 23rd in the women’s 6k event. Freshman Florian Lussy also earned all-region status after finishing 16th overall in the men’s 10k event.
“I am really excited to see our top runners earn all-region in their first ever regional today,” cross country coach Stefanie Slekis said. “Susannah had a great first season of cross country and I was proud of her finish. Florian continued to get better with each race ending the season with a top-20 finish.”
Lynch led the women’s team after coming in 23rd place with a time of 21:20.8. Junior Christina Moralez finished in 46th place with a time of 22:03.6 and senior Kylee Kittrell was 72nd at 23:03.2. Sophomore Cassidy Adams came in 93rd with a time of 23:45.1 and sophomore Kellee McCann completed the scoring in 120th at 24:40.1.
The men’s team was led by Lussy after finishing in 15th place with a time of 31:02.4. Junior Mike Lowe was 46th clocking in at 31:59.4 and redshirt freshman Alex Cleveland came in 50th at 32:06.8. Junior Rick Nally finished in 64th place with a time of 32:31.0 and senior James Coleman was the fifth scorer in 74th place at 32:44.0.
The Mean Green both finished better than their regional rank coming into the meet as the women’s team came in 12th place and the men’s squad finished ninth.
“Both teams finished the season on a high note after placing higher than we were picked to finish,” Slekis said. “We had a great workout session heading into the regional and it is nice to come away with an all-region member from each team.”
Women’s 6k – 12th place
23. Susannah Lynch 21:20.8
46. Christina Moralez 22:03.6
72. Kylee Kittrell 23:02.2
93. Cassidy Adams 23:45.1
120. Kellee McCann 24:40.1
123. Baylee Nelson 24:58.4
127. Jennifer White 25:24.2
Men’s 10k – 9th place
15. Florian Lussy 31:02.4
46. Mike Lowe 31:59.4
50. Alex Cleveland 32:06.8
64. Rick Nally 32:31.0
74. James Coleman 32:44.0
78. Kyle Maloney 32:56.7
101. Zach Kirkland 34:07.6
Mean Green Quick Hits
-Lynch’s time of 21:20.8 is the fourth fastest in school history
-Kittrell placed a career best 72nd and Moralez placed a career best 46th
-Rick Nally finished his second race this season in 64th place