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November 8, 2013

Cross Country All-Conference Award Winners Announced

ATLANTA, Ga. - The GSAC announced the women's cross country postseason award winners at a banquet on the campus of Salem College tonight and seven student-athletes were honored.

2013 GSAC Women's Cross Country All-Conference Team

Maria Vaughan – Fr., Pine Manor College

Maria's 5k times: 28:24; 24:14; 26:05; 24:51. Maria was the top finisher for the Gators in each of Pine Manor's races this season. The freshman from Okinawa, Japan posted her best time of the season, 24:14, at the Rivier Invitational on 9/27/13. Her best overall finish came in the Gators' final dual meet of the season when she finished first overall in a narrow 25-30 loss to Mount Ida.

Natalie Olveda - Sr., Salem

Natali's 5k times: 21:03,19:24, 20:56, 20:57, 23:03, 20:51.  She was the top finisher for Salem in 3 of 6 races and had 4 top 10 finishes. She broke the six year old Salem College 5k record at the Catawba College Invitational with a time of 19:24.  She also won the St. Andrews Invitational 5k.



Stephanie Verdi - Jr., Salem

Stephanie's 5k times: 21:28,19:35,21:04, 20:42, 22:43, 20:44. She was the top finisher for Salem in 3 of 6 races, had 3 top 10 finishes.  She was the runner-up DIII participant at the ESPN Walt Disney World Classic and was the third DIII participant to cross the finish-line at the Greensboro Invitational.

Cristi Magracia - Jr., Salem

Cristi's 5k times: 22:23, 20:18, 21:44, 21:22, 23:55, 21:46.  She was Salem's third best runner the entire season. She had 2 top 10 finishes. 

AJ Wierda - So., Salem

AJ's 5k times: 23:17, 21:02, 22:32, 22:22, 24:27, 23:13.  She is a first time cross country runner and was Salem's fourth best runner the entire season.

Tali Schroeder - Jr., Salem

Tali's 5k times: 23:19, 21:19, 22:34, 22:55, 25:48, 24:03.  She was our fifth best runner the entire season.  Tali took over 2:00's off her average time from last year.

2013 GSAC Women's Cross Country All-Freshman Team

Maria Vaughan – Fr., Pine Manor College

Maria's 5k times: 28:24; 24:14; 26:05; 24:51. Maria was the top finisher for the Gators in each of Pine Manor's races this season. The freshman from Okinawa, Japan posted her best time of the season, 24:14, at the Rivier Invitational on 9/27/13. Her best overall finish came in the Gators' final dual meet of the season when she finished first overall in a narrow 25-30 loss to Mount Ida.

Amanda Johnson - Fr., Salem

Amanda's 5k times: 25:43, 23:52, 24:34, 24:42, 26:57, 24:54. This the first time Amanda has participated in competitive running on any level. 

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