Niemann has a 2nd Team All-A-Sun Finish for Women's Cross Country
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mercer University's women's cross country squad ran to a sixth place finish at the 2011 Atlantic Sun Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday. Lipscomb University was the A-Sun champion team.
Junior Kacie Niemann ran her way to a second team All-A-Sun finish by crossing the line in 12th place. Niemann's time of 18:10.10 minutes was the second-fastest five-kilometer time in school history. It was Niemann's best finish in the A-Sun race, having finished 13th as a freshman (also earning second team and All-Freshman accolades).
Sophomore Lena Hamvas came across at 32nd in the individual standings in a time of 19:13.30, with senior Christina Kivi having a career-best time of 19:19.60 minutes (35th) in the final 5K event of her Mercer career.
The Bears will finish the 2011 campaign at the NCAA Division I South Regional race at Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Saturday, November 12.