Mays, Blankenship, Gawthorp, Kilian named All-Mid-South
Monday, November 5, 2018
Mays, Blankenship, Gawthorp, Kilian named All-Mid-South
Abby Gawthorp was one of four women's runners to garner All-Mid-South Conference accolades. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland runners Amber Mays, Taylor Blankenship, Abby Gawthorp and Riley Kilian garnered All-Mid-South Conference accolades for their performances at the league championships this past Saturday in Bowling Green, Ky.

Mays led the way for the Phoenix, crossing the finish line on the 5K course in 19:33.0 for fourth place, while Blankenship was sixth in 19:39.1. Gawthorp placed seventh in 19:46.9 and Kilian finished eighth in 19:46.9.

Mays, Blankenship and Gawthorp earned First Team All-Mid-South honors and Kilian was a Second Team selection.

Blankenship and Mays were both Second Team All-Mid-South honorees last season.

First Team All-Mid-South Conference
Marissa Smith, Shawnee State
Jessica Cook, Shawnee State
Jessica Price, Shawnee State
Amber Mays, Cumberland University
Mia Rodriguez, Campbellsville University
Taylor Blankenship, Cumberland University
Abby Gawthorp, Cumberland University

Second Team All-Mid-South Conference
Riley Kilian, Cumberland University
Evelyn Moore, University of the Cumberlands
Mallory Spencer, Shawnee State
Lauren McHan, University of the Cumberlands
Alyssa Hamilton, University of the Cumberlands
Tara Todd, University of the Cumberlands
Miranda Rzendzian, Campbellsville University