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Seven Personal Bests Highlights the Rebel Invitational

Sept. 15, 2017

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OXFORD, Miss. – The Southern Miss women’s cross country team recorded seven 5K personal bests behind a strong showing at the Rebel Invitational.

“Really happy with today’s effort, said coach Aaron Kindt. “ The race went out hard and I thought our team did a great job finding a rhythm, working together and not doing too much early on.”

Freshman Kate Mattox continues to have a strong first year campaign. Mattox, top finisher for the Golden Eagles, came in ninth, running the 5K race in 17:38.9. Sophomores Regen McGee and Savannah McMillon came in shortly after finishing twelfth and thirteenth running 17:50.1 and 17:52.3.

“Big bounce back for Regen, she put in a great summer and Savannah continues her breakout season, good to see her follow up her opener with a big 5K personal best,” said Kindt. “Monika and Natalya also did a fantastic job staying locked in and attached to complete today’s effort.”

Monika Gebarzewska and Natalya Dekleva-Hall rounded out the top five for Southern Miss with only a 17 second spread.

“We talked about controlling our spread between our front runners and our pack,” continued Kindt. “Seventeen seconds from one to five is exactly what you look for, and now we have a lot of momentum heading into this block of training.”

The Golden Eagles will take next weekend off to prepare for the Notre Dame Invitational taking place September 29 in South Bend, Indiana.

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