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FGCU cross country match records at ASUN championships

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The FGCU men’s cross country team matched its program record, finishing third at the ASUN Championships, while the women placed fifth, in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
FGCU’s men’s team totaled 68 points, as Luka Ndunga finished third overall, marking the best individual finish in program history.
The Eagles placed behind UNF (22) and Lipscomb (61) in the top three teams.
To round off the conference, USC Upstate (114) finished fourth, Kennesaw State (141) finished fifth, and Stetson (172) finished sixth. NJIT (179) and Jacksonville (217) wrapped up the conference with sixth and seventh place finishes.
On the women’s side, the Eagles totaled 144 points, and were led by Carley Lutzow’s 16th-place finish.
FGCU placed fifth behind Lipscomb (33), Jacksonville (52), UNF (63) and Kennesaw State (107). While Stetson (164), USC Upstate (184) and NJIT (222) rounded out the field.
Collectively, the FGCU men clocked in its second-best average pace of the season with a time of 25:49.90.
Ndungu’s program-record third-place finish helped him earn First Team All-Conference honors, along with Ronny Greenup, who finished seventh overall – with a time of 25:34.65.
Carlin Berryhill crossed the finish line 13th overall, with a personal best time of 25:41.90. He was named Second Team All-Conference and an All-Freshman Team honoree.
Maximilian Weigand and Troy Clark also placed well with respectable times. Weigand finished 22nd with a time of 26:15.79, while Clark finished 23th with a time of 26:18.41, just seconds behind Weigand.
Leonel Delacruz (27th), Alex Delle Monache (35th) and Jan Figueroa (40th) rounded out the eight FGCU runners who competed.
For the women, the six Eagles crossed the finish line with an average time of 19:17.32.
Lutzow led FGCU for the second time at the Milliken Research Center as she crossed the finish line 16th overall in 18:31.50. However, she came up less than 10 seconds shy of becoming the third FGCU female runner to earn All-Conference recognition.
Shortly after Lutzow’s finish, a trio of Eagles finished within 14 seconds of each other as Anita Munoz, Regan Farrow and Stephanie Cajas finished 27th, 29th and 32nd.
Emily Perkinson and Jessica Hanley rounded out the race for the Eagles, placing 47th and 50th overall, turning in their season-best times.

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