UWF women's cross country finishes fifth in a deep field
Junior Renea Porsch finishes 23rd in a field packed with Division I opponents
MOBILE, Ala. – The University of West Florida women’s cross country team finished fifth out of 15 teams at the Azalea City Classic meet in Mobile, Ala. Three UWF runners finished in the top-30 at the Brookley Pines Golf Course on Saturday.
“This was a great early season test for us to run a 6,000-meter race against some very good Division I schools and two of the top teams in our region,” head coach John Bergen said. “We were very pleased with how we ran. We got out to a fast start with a very deep field and hung on strong.”
Senior Renea Porsch finished 23rd overall and was the first Argonaut to cross the finish line (23:52.41). Senior Sabrina Seignemartin set her third-consecutive personal best time to start the 2012 season. Seignemartin bettered her previous 6,000-meter time by more than 12 seconds and finished 27th overall (24:07.47). Sophomore Kelley Bahn finished 30th overall and was third for UWF (24:21.17).
“Renea ran a very solid race today,” Bergen said. “Sabrina and Keyanna ran very smart races today as well, and it was good to see them all compete so well against a very deep field.”
Sophomore Keyanna Dennis was the fourth Argonaut across the finish line and finished 37th overall. Freshman Chelsea Humbert finished fifth for the Argonauts and 38th overall (24:56.33) in a field of 115 runners.
The Argonauts will play host to the Gulf Coast Stampede next weekend at the Escambia County Equestrian Center in Pensacola, Fla. This will be the only home meet of the season for UWF. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.
UWF Women's Individual Results
1. Sarah Hudak, UAB, 21:53.50; 23. Renea Porsch, WEST FLORIDA, 23:52.41; 27. Sabrina Seignemartin, WEST FLORIDA, 24:07.47pr; 30. Kelley Bahn, WEST FLORIDA, 24:21.17; 37. Keyanna Dennis, WEST FLORIDA, 24:55.73; 38. Chelsea Humbert, WEST FLORIDA, 24:56.33; 44. Carley Kennedy, WEST FLORIDA, 25:12.15pr; 45. Beatriz Labrada, WEST FLORIDA, 25:17.47pr; 47. Sarah Smith, WEST FLORIDA, 25:24.92; 50. Karyssa Tourelle-Fallon, WEST FLORIDA, 25:32.08; 55. Aimee Marsh, WEST FLORIDA, 25:45.77; 57. Virna Trinidad, WEST FLORIDA, 25:51.02; 59. Kelbe Beck, WEST FLORIDA, 25:55.04; 78. Jessica Gillard, WEST FLORIDA, 27:06.33.
UWF Women's Team Results
1. Auburn, 36; 5. WEST FLORIDA, 150.
pr – Personal Record