DEBARY, Fla. - Lipscomb became the third program in Atlantic Sun history to claim four-straight A-Sun Women's Cross Country Championships on Saturday at the River City Nature Park. The Lady Bisons registered the second-lowest point total in A-Sun history with 21 points as Madi Talbert claimed the A-Sun Runner of the Year honors ahead of her teammates Paige Stoner and Dani Walker.
Sally Larson added to Lipscomb's cause in sixth place, while Barbara Lee Ball (9th), Minna Fields (12th) and Kayla Montgomery (13th) secured all-conference honors alongside the Bisons team title.
North Florida's Eden Meyer and Alessandra Valdes claimed fourth and fifth place as the Ospreys earned second place with 34 points ahead of FGCU (112), Kennesaw State (114) and Jacksonville (157). UNF has now finished in the top-three at the last six A-Sun Championships, while the third-place finish for FGCU marks a program-best.
Talbert becomes the first individual champion from Lipscomb with her time of 17:35.95. Her teammates were close behind as Stoner crossed the finish line in 17:40.05 with Walker right next to her at 17:41.68.
Atlantic Sun First Team All-Conference
Madelin Talbert, Lipscomb: 17:35.95 - A-Sun Runner of the Year
Paige Stoner, Lipscomb: 17:40.05
Dani Walker, Lipscomb: 17:41.05
Eden Meyer, North Florida: 17:45.51
Alessandra Valdes, North Florida: 17:46.30
Sally Larson, Lipscomb: 17:46.42
Elle Baker, North Florida: 17:46.57
Atlantic Sun Second Team All-Conference
Andelka Tancic, North Florida: 17:53.45
Barbara Lee Ball, Lipscomb: 17:54.15
Alexis Irwin, North Florida: 17:57.10
Lilly Kidane, Kennesaw State: 18:03.54
Minna Fields, Lipscomb: 18:11.23
Kayla Montgomery, Lipscomb: 18:11.55
Katrine Rasmussen, Kennesaw State: 18:17.33
Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team
Paige Stoner, Lipscomb - A-Sun Freshman of the Year
Eden Meyer, North Florida
Kayla Montgomery, Lipscomb
Katrine Rasmussen, Kennesaw State
Dagmar Olsen, North Florida
The Rise of the Lipscomb Lady Bisons
(From A-Sun Insider)