Nov. 17, 2008
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Three University of Tennessee women's cross country runners have been named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-South Region Team, the organization has announced.
Senior Sarah Bowman (Warrenton, Va.), junior Jackie Areson (Delray Beach, Fla.) and sophomore Brittany Sheffey (Bellport, N.Y.) earned the distinction based upon their top-25 finishes at the NCAA South Regional meet on Nov. 15. Bowman covered the 6,000-meter course at Lambert Acres Golf Club in Maryville in 20 minutes, 50.29 seconds to chart a runner-up finish. Areson claimed 11th in 21:15.52, while Sheffey was 23rd in 21:42.91.
"It was good to see we had some all-region honorees," UT Head Coach J.J. Clark said. "We tend to have a few each year, and three members of our team on the all-region squad is a good honor for our program. It's the first time for Brittany, and I congratulate her, Sarah and Jackie for their accomplishments. It is a well-deserved honor."
Bowman made the team for the third time in her career, while Areson was on the list for the second time. They each will be moving on to the NCAA Championship meet in Terre Haute, Ind., on Nov. 24, by virtue of finishing among the top four individuals not on automatic qualifying teams.
Despite the efforts of Bowman, Areson and Sheffey, the Lady Vols just missed making the NCAA Championship field as a team despite a third-place outcome at the regional meet. UT finished the campaign with 101-14 won-lost record, marking the fifth straight year the Big Orange women had crossed the 100-victory plateau.