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Cross Country - Sat, Nov. 21, 2009

Portland, Oregon - Three Georgetown College runners competed in the 54th Annual Men's and 30th Annual Women's NAIA Cross Country National Championships at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Saturday.

Portland, Oregon - Three Georgetown College runners competed in the 54th Annual Men's and 30th Annual Women's NAIA Cross Country National Championships at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Saturday.

Britney Chesser and Luke Garnett finished their collegiate careers on the national stage, while sophomore Grant Curran represented Georgetown for the first time at a Tiger.

Garnett, a senior from Cynthiana, Kentucky, returned for the second time in a row and finished the 8,000 meter course with a time of 27:28, 206th out of 323 competitors.  Curran was just six seconds behind (27:34) for 216th place.

Chesser, a senior from Louisville, finished 73rd out of a total of 330 runners.  She ran the 5,000 meters with a time of 19:36.  She qualified for the National Championships every season of her collegiate career and was named the Mid-South Conference Female Runner of the Year after winning the conference individual race on November 7th.

Both Luke and Britney were also honored as the Mid-South Conference Champions of Character Award recipients by the conference's athletic directors.  Both runners also earned All-Conference and Academic All-Conference honors.

 
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