ROME, Ga. – Guilford College’s Sommer Fanney (Burlington, N.C./Williams) posted the school’s 15th fastest all-time six-kilometer finish Saturday as the Quakers’ women placed 24th with 666 points in the NCAA South/Southeast Regional Cross Country Championships, hosted by Berry College. The men placed 29th with 829 points.
Fanney’s time of 25:18.37 placed 91st in the star-studded field where she was part of a nine-runner pack that ran in within a ten-second range, placing from 85th to 93rd. Fanney was in a side-by-side finish, beating out Theresa Matula of Catholic University of America but just .09 seconds.
Fanney claimed the 28th-fastest time out of all ODAC participants. Her time was 19 seconds away from 78th, which would have placed her time just under 25 minutes.
Kate Jenkins-Sullivan placed 131st with a time of 26:20.44. Her finish was in the front part of a pack of eight runners finishing in a time range of 26:20 to 26:30.
Caleb Amstutz’s time finished 134th to lead the men with an eight-kilometer mark of 28:47.96. Amstutz’s time was a part of a pack of eight runners where their finish ranged from 28:40 to 28:50.
Caleb Anderson ran the second-fastest time for the men, placing 157th with a time of 29:35.72. Anderson’s time was nearly 14 seconds away from cracking the top-150 runners.