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XC: Farber Leads UNC At NCAA Regional

Posted November 9, 2012

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Lianne Farber lead the UNC women’s cross country team to an overall fifth-place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional with her individual fifth-place notch in 20:31.63. The men’s team finished 11th and was led by Scott Morgan.

Ashley Miess contributed to the finish with her 6K time of 21:31.80 to finish 34th followed immediately by Annie LeHardy in 35th in 21:32.69. Sami Jorgensen race the course in 21:43.94 to place 47th while Karley Rempel and Malia Cali rounded out the Tar Heel finishes at 79th in 22:10.44 and 86th in 22:15.05, respectively. The Carolina women placed in the top-third amongst all 255 runners and fifth of 37 teams.

Scott Morgan placed 36th overall taking on the 10K course in 31:05.29. Morgan shattered his personal best by nearly two minutes with the time. Patrick Schellberg was next across the line for the Tar Heels placing 47th in a personal best 31:16.90, shedding over 50 seconds off his previous top time for a cross 10K.

Ryan Walling placed 60th in 31:34.07. Jack Driggs took 79th with a time of 31:56.01. John Raneri placed 114th in 32:36.77 and Isaac Presson rounded out the Tar Heels’ six runners at 131st in 32:56.05.

Farber will be awarded All-Region honors for her fifth-place finish and will go on to compete at the NCAA National Championships on Nov. 17th in Louisville, Ky., at E.P Tom Sawyer State Park.

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