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Tech Set to Compete at NCAA Regionals

THE FLATS ­– Georgia Tech cross country travels to Huntsville, Ala. on Friday to compete in the NCAA South Regionals.

The action starts at 8:30 a.m. CST when the women’s team starts their 6k race. The men’s team toes the line at 9:30 a.m. CST readying for their 10k race.

The women’s team has run a 6k race three times so far this season. Nicole Fegans won the 6k race at the Penn State National Open. This is the first time this season the men’s team is running a 10k race.

The Jackets will have seven runners on each side. The women’s team is Sarah Copeland, Katy Earwood, Fegans, Gillian Filer, Liz Galarza, Mary Kathryn Knott, Claire Moritz and Mary Brady (alternate).

This will be Knott’s first race this season. This is a big addition for Tech. She is one of three runners who scored at every meet last season.

The men’s team is Henrik Anderson, Chris Cherono, Myles Collins, James Cragin, John Higinbotham, Zach Jaeger, Joshua Williams and Nick Nyman (alternate).

Collins comes off his first race of the season at the ACC Championships where he finished second for the White and Gold. He climbed 32 spots over the course of the race.

This is the final meet before the NCAA Championships in Tallahassee, Fla. on Saturday, Nov. 20. The top two teams from the regionals will qualify for the NCAA Championships followed by 13 at-large selections. The first consideration for at large teams in regional finish.

Individuals not on a qualifying team can still run in Tallahassee as one of the 38 additional individual selections. An individual is automatically selected if they were a top four finisher among teams that did not qualify and a top 25 finisher overall in the region. Two additional individuals will be selected from the remainder of the national pool and follow the same criteria.

The selection show for the NCAA Championships can be seen live on NCAA.com at 5 p.m.

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