Queens Wins 2019 SAC Women's Cross Country Championship

Queens Wins 2019 SAC Women's Cross Country Championship


ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – With three runners finishing in the top 10, the Queens University of Charlotte women's cross country team claimed its fourth straight South Atlantic Conference Championship, Saturday morning at the Wingate XC facility.

Queens, who tops the Southeast Region in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Poll outdistanced Wingate and Lenoir-Rhyne for the title. Anderson, who is ranked third regionally, finished fourth overall. 

Tusculum's Nicole McMillen, who won AstroTurf SAC Runner of the Week on two occasions, covered the 6K course in a time of 21:37.4 to claim SAC Runner of the Year accolades.  

Queens Stevie Lawrence earned Freshman of the Year honors after crossing the finish line in seventh place in a time of 22:56.3.

The NCAA Southeast Region Championships, which will be hosted by Wingate University on the Wingate Campus, are slated for Saturday, Nov. 9.


2019 South Atlantic Conference
Women's Cross Country Championship
Oct. 26 – Wingate, N.C.
Wingate XC Facility

1.     Queens – 48

2.     Wingate – 71

3.     Lenoir-Rhyne – 84

4.     Anderson - 97

5.     Catawba -123

6.     Tusculum – 146

7.     Carson-Newman – 225

8.     Mars Hill – 233

9.     Lincoln Memorial – 241

10.   Newberry – 286

11.   Coker – 299

12.  UVa-Wise - 305

First-Team All-Conference

Nicole McMillen, Tusculum


Hannah Wolkenhauer, Queens


Franziska Althaus, Wingate


Janet Kwambai, Lenoir-Rhyne


Rachel Strayer, Carson-Newman


Caroline Hilliard, Lenoir-Rhyne


Stevie Lawrence, Queens


Second Team All-Conference

Shona Blades, Wingate


Natane Deruytter, Queens


Kylie, Dahlberg, Lenoir-Rhyne


Madison Webster, Queens


Hannah Mercer, Catawba


Madison Lowery, Catawba


Lauryn Tumey, Wingate


Honorable Mention All-Conference

Olivia Evans, Anderson


Olivia Rish, Anderson


Rebecca Ward, Anderson


Christina D'amelio, Catawba


Allyson Arellano, Queens


Zoe Brickley, Wingate


Gillian Kasitz, Queens


SAC All-Freshman Team (Top 5 freshmen)

Stevie Lawrence, Queens


Madison Webster, Queens


Madison Lowery, Catawba


Rebbeca Ward, Anderson


Zoe Brickley, Wingate


Runner of the Year

Nicole McMillen, Tusculum

Freshman of the Year

Stevie Lawrence 

Coach of the Year

Tom Scott, Queens

Elite 20

Hannah Mercer, Catawba