Lady Lions Cross Country Team Finish in Top Five

Posted by kmay | 11/5/2010 22:52 PM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lady Lions Cross Country team finished their 2010 season with a fifth place finish at the  SIAC conference meet, Friday, November 5, 2010 in Jonesboro, GA.

Each of the Lady Lions completed the 5k course in under 25 minutes.  Casheba Ellis ran the 5k course in 21:30.18, finishing 11th place, Elithia Gibson, 22:34.16, 19th place and Corie Coleman 22:54.10 would take the 20th spot.

Antionette McPhail covered the course in 23:33.82, Baiesha Johnson 23:51.24, Hint Denson 24:02.39, and Lasheba Ellis with a time of 24:47.9, coming in 46th place out of 69 runners.

“I am very impressed with my team, states Head Coach Willie Adams.  When I first started coaching cross country, my first runner would finish the race in about 24 minutes, now my entire team can complete a race in 24 minutes.”

The Lady Lions had a very impressive season.  For the first time in the history of the PC invitational, the Lady Lions took first place and two second place finishes for the 2010 year, and received a total of nine medals.  Juniors Casheba Ellis and Elithia Gibson (pictured) received medals for finishing in the top ten runners in several cross country meets this year. 

“I would like to thank the Lady Lions for their hard work this season, and look forward to preparing for the 2011 Cross Country season, states Adams.