2017 Women's Cross Country News

  • Salisbury Freshman Liana Foianini Named CAC Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week
    September 19, 2017
    Salisbury freshman Liana Foianini was named the CAC Athlete of the Week after placing 24th out of 299 runners at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational last weekend. Foianini paced the Sea Gulls with a time of 19:16.74 in the 5k race, helping SU to a sixth-place team finish. 
  • Marymount Junior Denise Gallant Earns CAC Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week Accolades
    September 12, 2017
    Marymount junior Denise Gallant earned CAC Athlete of the Week accolades after placing sixth in a field of 68 runners at the Shannon Henretty Invitational. Gallant crossed the 6k course in 25:20.50, leading the Saints to a fourth-place team finish. It was her second top-10 finish in as many races this season and third in her last seven. 
  • Christopher Newport Sophomore Jessica Lee Named CAC Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week
    September 06, 2017
    Christopher Newport sophomore Jessica Lee was named the CAC Athlete of the Week after securing a victory in the 4k at the Mary Washington Cross Country Opener at the Clift Farm Road Course. Lee registered a time of 14:58.0, which topped the next closest competitor by over 10 seconds. Her clocking also marked the second-fastest 4k time in program history, falling just one second shy of the standard set by Jade Zaharoff in 2011. Lee also helped guide Christopher Newport to the team title as the Captains finished with a score of 20, highlighted six runners in the top-10. 
  • York Tabbed as CAC Women's Cross Country Preseason Favorite
    August 24, 2017
    Defending champion York was chosen as the favorite to repeat as champions in the 2017 Capital Athletic Conference Women's Cross Country Preseason Poll. The Spartans received six first-place votes and tallied 76 points to headline the CAC field of 10 squads. 
  • Sarah Lagasse Named Head Cross Country Coach at Christopher Newport
    July 28, 2017
    Sarah Lagasse has been named the head coach of the Christopher Newport cross country program and will also serve as a track & field assistant with the Captains after building an extensive résumé as both a national championship coach and record-setting student-athlete.