CROSS COUNTRY SET FOR A10 CHAMPIONSHIP

RICHMOND, Va. – Following a successful regular season, the VCU men's and women's cross country teams have their eyes set on the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship.

Sophomore Emily Dyke paced the Rams during the regular season, as she won four meets. Dyke most recently turned in a 5K time of 18:38.82 at the Hagan Stone Invitational, which was her season-best. Freshman Nichelle Scott has finished in the top ten in four of five races this fall, with her fastest 5K time coming at the Hagan Stone Invitational (19:12.80) as well. Freshmen Kathleen Gardner and Courtney Holleran both finished in the top ten on three occasions during the regular season. 

On the men's side, senior Mohamed Adam led the way turning in three individual victories. Two weeks ago, Adam won the Christopher Newport Cross Country Invite 8K race, crossing the line in a season-best 25:35.1. Seniors Samuel Hush and Matt Earman and sophomore Austin Lushinski all finished in the top-15 in every race this fall. Hush finished third at the CNU Invite with a time of 26:09.3, which was just three seconds off his season-best.

"This is what we have prepared for all season and I know that each athlete is ready to step up for the challenge," said Director of Cross Country, Nicole Cook. "As long as each individual leaves everything they have out on the course and competes to win, I know that we will have been successful."

The A10 Championship is set for November 1 at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh, Pa. The women are set to run the 5K course at 10:00 am, with the men's 8K race following at 10:45 am.