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UMW Roundup: Cross eountry, swimming


The University of Mary Washington men’s and women’s cross country teams, ranked eighth and ninth in the region, respectively, both finished in sixth place at the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional Championships in Atlanta, Ga., Saturday.

Three Eagle men earned all-region honors: Scott Plunkett (26:38), who finished 15th overall; Jeff Branson (26:57), the 27th-place finisher; and Corey Lyons (27:00), coming across the finish line in 34th place.

For the women, Tara Landy (23:32) gained all-region status by finishing 19th overall. She was joined on the all-region squad by Liz Green (23:51), the 27th-place finisher.

UMW had two freshmen, two sophomores and a junior in its top five.

Friday’s results


The Eagles swim team wrapped up dual meet racing for first semester Friday in Ashland with a victory over Randolph–Macon College.

The UMW women’s team swam a perfect 11 for 11 in victories while the men won eight of their 11 races. The Eagles recorded 13 1–2 finishes over the course of the meet.

For the women, Lindsay Ancellotti, Kristen Callahan, Amber Kerico and Meredith Thompson triumphed in the 400 medley (4:10.68); Jessica Singer won both the 1,000 freestyle (10:58.98) and the 50 freestyle (26.09); Stephanie Hallock triumphed in the 100 (55.63) and the 200 freestyles (2:01.59); Hagy won the 100 breast (1:10.37); and Katie Fago was victorious in the the 100 back (1:02.05).

The men started off with a 1–2 finish in the 400 medley relay with the team of Sean Mayer, Michael Perdue, Nick Eckhoff and Alex Anderson, winning in 3:38.29. They followed that up with a 2–3–4 finish in the 1,000 and 200 freestyle events. Anderson (21.66) won the 50 freestyle; Zach Eisig (4:26.43) claimed the 400 IM; Sean Mayer (54.55) surged ahead in the 100 fly; and Trent Roberts (50.70) prevailed in the 100 free. Eckhoff (500 free, 4:50.23) and Peter Slattery (100 breast, 1:01.04) also recorded first-place finishes.

The Eagles will next race at Gettysburg Invitational, conducted over two days beginning on Nov. 30.

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