Meet: 2019 Atlantic 10 Conference Championships
Location: Leesburg, Va. (Oatlands Plantation)
Team scores: 1-La Salle 68, 2-George Washington 92, 3-Dayton 109, 4-Richmond 115, 5-UMass 126, 6-George Mason 160, 7-Duquesne 161, 8-Saint Louis 232, 9-Davidson 236, 10-Rhode Island 241, 11-Fordham 270, 12-VCU 280, 13-Saint Joseph's 292, 14-St. Bonaventure 429
The short story: Senior Ashley Brown ran to a 27th-place finish to lead VCU at the 2019 Atlantic 10 Conference Championship Saturday in Leesburg, Va.
THE FINISH LINE
- Brown, a Richmond native, covered the 5,000-meter layout at Oatlands Plantation in 18:59.4, a pace of 6:06 per mile. She clocked 8:31 at the midway point and moved up seven places in the late stages of the race
- Senior Judith White clocked 19:09.0 on the way to a 39th-place finish for VCU
- VCU finished 12th in the field with 280 points. La Salle took home its first team title since 2011 with 68 points, followed by George Washington (92) and Dayton (109)
- Freshmen Reyna Vazquez-Miller, 51st in 19:19.3 and Kassandra Aulenbach, 99th in 20:32.7, as well as senior Delaney Savedge, 88th in 20:09.9, rounded out VCU's top five
QUOTABLE: COACH NICOLE COOK
"The team really did its best out there today. They competed an no one ever gave up. We had several strong performances, including Hisham, who finished 12th to garner All-Conference. All the seniors ran well at their last A-10 meet. I thought freshmen Noah Peterson on the men's side and Reyna Vasquez-Miller on the women's side ran really well for their first conference championship."
VCU will compete at the NCAA Southeast Regional at Charlottesville's Panorama Farms on Nov. 15.