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Georgetown College women's cross country team finished third in the Mid-South Conference race Saturday at Shawnee State and Elisha Overpeck qualified for the national race for the second year in a row.
The sophomore finished eighth and ran a 19:27 5k to lead the Tigers. GC coach Betsy Laksi's youthful bunch had all five scoring runners in the top 25. Freshman Mary Jefferson, 19:58, and junior Finnja Ramcke, 20:20, finished 12th and 15th respectively. Another pair of freshman, Rachel Ditto (20:44) and Marissa Hale (21:00) came in 20th and 22nd. Freshman Kelsey Gregory ran a 22:24 and Mary Kate Dowdy a 22:40 for the top seven runners.
The men finished fourth and did not have anyone qualify for this year's nationals. Sophomore Brandon Pulliam led the way with a 17th-place finish in 28 minutes. Freshman Sam Heaton was just behind in 19th with a time of 28:04. Then senior Grant Curran and freshman Jon Renneker were 20th and 21st in 28:12 and 28:26 respectively. Junior Tyler Doolittle rounded out the scoring runners in a 29:02. Tanner Alexander ran a 29:20 and Pate Anderson a 29:29.