Tampa Runs Away with Sixth Straight SSC Women's Cross Country Title
Tampa won its sixth straight Florida Blue SSC Women’s Cross Country Championship on Saturday at the UCF Cross Country Complex in Orlando, Fla.
The Spartans ran away with the title for the 10th time in 11 years, notching 27 points. Nova Southeastern finished second with 68 points. Rollins edged out Saint Leo for third with 108 points, while the Lions were just one point back with 109. Florida Southern placed fifth with 118 points. Florida Tech took sixth place with 129 points. In its first season of cross country competition in 11 years, Lynn was seventh with 186 points.
Nova Southeastern’s Alexandria Palm was the top runner in the 6K race, crossing the finish line with a time of 21:51.80.
Tampa placed six runners on the All-Championship Team, which is comprised of the top 10 finishers. Freshman Laura Yarrow led the Spartans, placing second with a time of 22:11.00. Kelly Hagan finished fourth in 22:23.00. Kaia Hampton was fifth (22:30.00), and Danielle Kissel was seventh (23:01.10). Courtney Ragan (23:25.70) and Iolani Scanlan (23:28.90) finished ninth and tenth, respectively.
Rollins’ Lauryn Falcone completed the course in 22:16.30 to take the third spot. Her twin sister, Justine, also earned All-Championship honors by finishing eighth with a mark of 23:02.50.
In her first SSC Cross Country Championship, Lynn’s Gabriella Wuyke also landed All-Championship recognition with a sixth-place finish (22:54.90).
(L-R): Alexandria Palm, Laura Yarrow, Lauryn Falcone, Kelly Hagan, Kaia Hampton, Gabrielle Wuyke, Danielle Kissel, Justine Falcone, Courtney Ragan, Iolani Scanlan
Top finisher Alexandria Palm and Commissioner Jay Jones
Related Item: Complete Race Results