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Monday, May 25, 2020

Women's cross country wins second straight A-10 title

<p>Kylie Regan earned All-Atlantic 10 honors in October. Photo courtesy of Richmond Spiders Cross Country and Track and Field Instagram (@richmondxctf).&nbsp;</p>

Kylie Regan earned All-Atlantic 10 honors in October. Photo courtesy of Richmond Spiders Cross Country and Track and Field Instagram (@richmondxctf). 

Richmond’s women’s cross country team won its second consecutive Atlantic 10 Championship on Saturday. 

The Spiders’ top performer, sophomore Kylie Regan, finished 13th and led the team with a time of 17:52.7 in the five-kilometer race. Four other spiders finished within the top 18 runners.

Sophomore Ave Grosenheider and freshman Claire Brown came in immediately behind Regan, finishing with times of 17:54.2 and 17:55.3.

Regan, Grosenheider and Brown all made the Women’s All-Conference Team and coach Lori Taylor won the A-10 Women’s Coach of the Year Award.

Sophomore Colleen Carney and junior Shelby Cain finished 17th and 18th, with times of 17:57.0 and 17:57.2.

The Spiders finished with 77 points, ahead of conference rivals Dayton and Duquesne who each had 88 points. Last year the team won the conference with 87 points, just one point ahead of Duquesne.

University of Richmond hosted Saturday’s race at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville, Virginia.

The Spiders’ victory marked their fifth A-10 women’s championship. 

Contact sports writer Andrew Wilson at andrew.wilson@richmond.edu

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