Flagler Claims PBC Women’s Cross Country Title

Flagler Claims PBC Women’s Cross Country Title

BEECH ISLAND, S.C. – Flagler College placed three runners in the top 10 as they won the 2018 Peach Belt Conference women's Cross Country Championship on Saturday at Redcliffe Plantation.  Senior Heloise Duffie de Tassigny was the individual champion for the Saints, covering the 5k course in 18:18.4.    Flagler had four runners in the top 11 all five scoring runners in the top 21 for 46 total points, edging out defending champion North Georgia, who finished with 60.

Columbus State was third in the team standings with Georgia College fourth and host Augusta in fifth

Duffie de Tassigny was a part of a lead group of a dozen through the first half of the race, but pulled away over the final two kilometers to win by 14 seconds ahead of Columbus State's Alli Hay in second.  Flagler's Lauren Penkala was third with North Georgia's Aleah Johnson in fourth and Augusta's Micah Weathers in fifth. 

The title is the second for Flagler in program history and their first since 2013.   The top 15 runners in the field were named PBC All-Conference.  Columbus State's Macey Voorhies finished in seventh place with a time of 18:53.8 and was named the PBC Freshman of the Year as the top-finishing freshman in the field. Flagler's Brian Beil was named the Coach of the Year, his first honor for coaching the women's team.  He was named the men's Coach of the Year in 2016.

2018 Peach Belt Conference
Women's Cross Country

All-Conference

Heloise Duffie de Tassigny, Flagler
Alli Hay, Columbus State
Lauren Penkala, Flagler
Aleah Johnson, North Georgia
Micah Weathers, Augusta
Breanna Hammond, North Georgia
Macey Voorhies, Columbus State
Mckenzie Knudsen, Augusta
Skylar Moreno, UNC Pembroke
Stephany Sislava, Flagler
Jessie Mescal, Flagler
Rachel Boulineau, Georgia College
Tessa Allen, Georgia College
Sydney Brown, Georgia College
Kaylee Haake, North Georgia 

Individual Champion

Heloise Duffie de Tassigny, Flagler

Freshman of the Year

Macey Voorhies, Columbus State

Coach of the Year

Brian Beil, Flagler