Cross Country - Tue, Sep. 6, 2011
Georgetown College's men's and women's cross country teams
swept a lot of things this past week. The Tigers won the individual and team
portions of the A.J. Special at Asbury University and then swept the Mid-South
Conference Cross Country Runners of the Week awards.
Junior Tyler Doolittle, who won his first collegiate
race, picked up the honor on the men's side, while sophomore Elisha Overpeck
was the female award.
It is the first time each has received this honor.
Doolittle was behind Lincoln Memorial University's
Derrick Lindsay rounding the end of the race, but had a solid push to win by
more than 10 seconds.
"He ran a great race," said GC men's coach Todd McDaniel.
The Louisville native finished the 5,000 meters in 17
minutes 29.35 seconds. Doolittle led the Tigers to a team win with five
teammates finishing in the top-10.
Overpeck won the race for the second year in a row. The
Elsmore native lapped the field in the women's race, finishing nearly two
minutes ahead of her closest competitor.
Her 19:54.47 time was almost 20 seconds better than her
finish there a year ago and several seconds faster than her national time this
Overpeck led the Tigers to the win with four runners
finishing in the top-five.