Women's XC finishes Sixth at MSC Championships
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Women's XC finishes Sixth at MSC Championships
Sasha Petrova posted an 11th place finish at the Mid-South Conference Championships. (Credit MSC Officials)

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. –  Cumberland women's cross country finish in sixth as Sasha Petrova, India Mastin, and Elise Krone earn All-Conference honors.

 Petrova, Mastin, and Krone each earned Second Team All-Mid-South Conference honors for their finish in the Mid-South Conference Championships at Phil Moore Park.

Petrova placed just outside the Top-10 in 11th with a time of 20:44.1 and Mastin was just four seconds behind her with a time of 20:48.2 for 12th place. Krone posted a time of 21:06.0 to finish 14th.

Hannah Spring placed 33rd after running the 5K in 22:04.3. Milenna Stippenger was the final Phoenix to finish with a time 26:12.1

Cumberlands (Ky.) had three top-ten finished and scored 55 points en route to running away with the 2021 Mid-South Conference Women’s Cross Country Championship.

Lisa Volyes took first place, crossing the line in 19:30.9, which was 20 seconds faster than the next closest competitors.  That performance, which was her first career win, earned Voyles MSC Runner of the Year honors.

Head coach of Cumberlands women’s cross country, Randy Greer was named the MSC Coach of the Year, voted on by conference coaches.

Shawnee State (Ohio) edged out Campbellsville for the runner-up position with 98 points.  The Tigers finished third one point back after they tallied 99 points.  Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) scored 106 points to place fourth, while Thomas More rounded out the top five 119 points.

Cumberland (Tenn.), Bethel, Life (Ga.), Georgetown (Ky.), Martin Methodist (Tenn.), and Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) round out the team standings after scoring 132, 143, 168, 257, 272, and 290 points, respectfully.

Cumberlands and Shawnee State earns the conference’s two automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship April 9, 2021 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

Six individuals also earned at-large bids to the NAIA National Championship. Bethel’s De LA Rosa, Thomas More’s Annabel Clayton, Life’s Taylor Ward, Campbellsville’s Gabrielle Velez and Halie Lamar, and Lindsey Wilson’s Meredith Johnson. 

The top ten runners were named to the First Team All-Mid-South Conference with the next ten runners earning second-team honors.

First Team:

Lisa Voyles

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Andrea De La Rosa

Bethel (Tenn.)

Lauren McHan

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Annabel Clayton

Thomas More (Ky.)

Jozi Brown

Shawnee State (Ohio)

Taylor Ward

Life (Ga.)

Gabrielle Velez

Campbellsville (Ky.)

Hailie LaMar

Campbellsvile (Ky.)

Meredith Johnson

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Taylor Warren

Cumberlands (Ky.)

 

Second Team:

Aleksandra Petrova

Cumberland (Tenn.)

India Mastin

Cumberland (Tenn.)

Ashley Akins

Thomas More (Ky.)

Elise Krone

Cumberland (Tenn.)

Kinsey Forgey

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Deanna Hall

Shawnee State (Ohio)

Alyssa Sharp

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Jennifer Lopez

Bethel (Tenn.)

Alyssa Dingus

Shawnee State (Ohio)

Kamryn Kimmel

Life (Ga.)