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Cross Country - Thu, Oct. 27, 2011
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JACKSON, Tenn. - The 2011 TranSouth Conference Cross Country Championships was completed Saturday, October 29 on the campus of Union University in Jackson, Tenn. This marked the third straight season for Union to be the host for the cross country championships.
 
The postseason awards, including scholar athletes, all-conference, individual awards and championship banners, were also presented at the luncheon following the races.
 
On the women's side, Union claimed their ninth straight conference title. Blue Mountain (Miss.) College finished second, Bethel University finished third, and Freed-Hardeman finished fourth. Allison Martin of Union was named the TranSouth Runner of the Year, LaTifa Swims of Blue Mountain was named the TranSouth Newcomer of the Year, and Gary Johnson of Union was named the TranSouth Coach of the Year. Martin, Swims, Audrey Hazelhurst (Union), Sloan Scott (Freed-Hardeman), Kelsea Hendrix (Blue Mountain), Lilli Harmon (Union), and Tuesdae Rowland (Blue Mountain) were named to the TranSouth All-Conference team.
 
On the men's side, Union claimed their eighth straight conference title. Blue Mountain finished second, Bethel finished third, and Freed-Hardeman finished fourth. Alex Bett of Union was named the TranSouth Runner of the Year, Lucas Peiser of Union was named the TranSouth Newcomer of the Year, and Gary Johnson of Union was named the TranSouth Coach of the Year. Bett, Austin Epting (Blue Mountain), Zach Covington (Union), Richard Feist (Blue Mountain), Emmanuel Tavares (Bethel), Nelphat Bor (Bethel) and Drake Ott (Union) were named to the TranSouth All-Conference team.
 


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RESULTS:  WOMEN     |     MEN

WOMEN'S POSTSEASON HONORS
Runner of the Year:  Allison Martin, Union University
Newcomer of the Year:  LaTifa Swims, Blue Mountain College
Coach of the Year:  Gary Johnson, Union University
Team Champion:  Union University (photo)
 
WOMEN'S ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM (photo)
1.  Allison Martin, Union University
2.  LaTifa Swims, Blue Mountain College
3.  Audrey Hazlehurst, Union University
4.  Sloan Scott, Freed-Hardeman University
5.  Kelsea Hendrix, Blue Mountain College
6.  Lilli Harmon, Union University
7.  Tuesdae Rowland, Blue Mountain College

MEN'S POSTSEASON HONORS
Runner of the Year:  Alex Bett, Union University
Newcomer of the Year:  Lucas Peiser, Union University
Coach of the Year:  Gary Johnson, Union University
Team Champion:  Union University (photo)
 
MEN'S ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM (photo)
1.  Alex Bett, Union University
2.  Austin Epting, Blue Mountain College
3.  Zach Covington, Union University
4.  Richard Feist, Blue Mountain College
5.  Emmanuel Tavares, Bethel University
6.  Nelphat Bor, Bethel University
7.  Drake Ott, Union University

TRANSOUTH SCHOLAR ATHLETES

(TranSouth: sophomores, juniors, seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA)
(NAIA = *: juniors, seniors with at least a 3.5 and one full year at institution)
 

Bethel University (photo):  Cassie Hassell*, Paige Martin, Brett Adams, Jacob Reeves, Bethuel Boinett, Jacob Robertson, Peter Kiplagat, Emmanuel Tavares
 
Blue Mountain College (photo):  Tuesdae Rowland*, Stephanie Dillard*, Beth Goolsby*, Emma Baxter, Nathan Young, Austin Epting*

 
Freed-Hardeman University (photo):  Elise Beisel*, Brianna Steffy*, Hannah Leach*, Mert Shepard, Mary Faust, Jordan Saliba, Bryan Davis*, Luke Searcy*, Jason King
 
Trevecca Nazarene University:  Emily Smith*, Audra Fullen, Spencer Cole
 
Union University (photo):  Allison Martin, Lilli Harmon*, Cally Howell*, Hannah Clardy*, Carissa Wilson*, Caleb Creel, Drake Ott, Zach Covington, Joel Wellum*

TRANSOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY:
2010 | 2009 | 2008 W M | 2007 W M | 2006 W M | 2005 W M | 2004 | 2003 W M

YEAR
WOMEN'S CHAMPION
MEN'S CHAMPION
1996
Berry College
Berry College
1997
Berry College
Berry College
1998
Berry College
Berry College
1999
Berry College
Berry College
2000
Berry College
Berry College
2001
Berry College
Berry College
2002
Berry College
Berry College
2003
Union University
Berry College
2004
Union University
Union University
2005
Union University
Union University
2006
Union University
Union University
2007
Union University
Union University
2008
Union University
Union University
2009
Union University
Union University
2010 Union University Union University
2011 Union University Union University