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Women’s cross country fifth in HCAC championships

The women’s cross country team finished fifth in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships, the best showing in the history of the program. Transylvania hosted the event for the first time, at Falling Springs Park in Versailles, Ky.

Betsy HeinesTransy’s Betsy Heines (right) led the way for the Pioneers with a 20th place overall finish in a time of 25-minutes, 5.17 seconds over the 6,000-meter course, good enough for All-HCAC honorable mention team honors. Manchester College  won the event.

A highlight of the women’s regular season came in their first outing when they won the R. J. Corman A. J. Special, hosted by Asbury University in Wilmore, Ky. Transy finished ahead of second-place Georgetown College, followed by Berea College, Asbury, Kentucky State University, Indiana University East, and Midway College. Heines again paced the Pioneers with a time of 22:18.27 over the 5,000-meter course, good for second place overall.

The men’s team finished ninth in the HCAC meet, led by first-year runner Dylan Stearman in a time
of 30:26.94 over the 8,000-meter course. Manchester also won the men’s meet.

Jason Moncer is head coach for both the women’s and men’s teams.

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