MELBOURNE, FL - Sophomores Hannah Flemming and Addison Cantor have been named to the All-Sunshine State Conference first-team as announced today by the league office. Runners that placed 1-7 in the SSC Championship were selected to the first-team while runners finishing in 8th to 14th place were named to the All-SSC second-team.
Flemming placed third in the 2018 SSC Championship with a time of 22:13.73 while Cantor was right behind, coming in fourth with a 22:15.76 over the 6K race. The third and fourth place finishes are the highest for any Moccasin runner since Carolyne Kwambai finished as league runner-up in 2008. The pair helped lead the Moccasins to a fourth-place league finish.
Flemming turned in to the two fastest 5K times this season for the Moccasins, running an 18:19 at the Queens City Invitational on Sept. 28 and almost topped that with an 18:19.03 effort at the USC Beaufort Sand Shark Invitational. She has been the top Moccasin finisher in three of the last four meets and has placed in the top 10 overall in four of her six races this season.
Cantor, who is in her first season on the cross country team, has the next three fastest 5K times behind Flemming. She came in fourth at the Disney Classic at 18:20.24 on Oct. 6 and turned in an 18:24.6 on Oct. 20 at the USC Beaufort Sand Shark Invitational. Cantor posted an 18:29 at the Queens City Invitational on Sept. 28. She has three top 10 places overall in four outings.
The SSC also announced its top honors with Embry-Riddle's Sarah Edens named as the SSC Runner of the Year, Lynn's Emannuelle Le Tertre selected as SSC Freshman of the Year, and Tampa's Jarrett Slaven voted as the SSC Coach of the Year. These honors were chosen in a vote among the league head coaches.
The Moccasin season continues this Saturday at the NCAA Division II South Region Championship which will be held at Lakeland's Holloway Park and Nature Preserve. The 6K race will start at 8:45 a.m. following the men's race which gets underway at 7:30 a.m.
|2018 ALL-SSC CROSS COUNTRY|
|Hannah Flemming||Florida Southern|
|Addison Cantor||Florida Southern|
|Ashley Lindemann||Saint Leo|
|Emannuelle Le Tertre||Lynn|
|Laura Tobin||Saint Leo|
|Paige Patterson||Saint Leo|
|Alyssa Bayliff||Saint Leo|
|RUNNER OF THE TEAR
Sarah Edens - Embry-Riddle
|FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Emannuele LeTertre - Lynn
|COACH OF THE YEAR
Jarrett Slaven - Tampa