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ATHENS, Ga.. — The Georgia cross nation groups made the journey to Mississippi on Wednesday in preparation for the Southeastern Convention Cross Nation Championships on the Ole Miss Golf Course Friday morning.

When&The place: The Georgia girls will begin the meet with their 6k race at 11:08 am ET whereas the Bulldog males will race within the 8k at 11:50 am

The place To See The Meet: The meet will air reside on the SEC Community and may be seen on the following hyperlink beginning at 11 am:

John Anderson (play by play) and Larry Rawson (analyst) will present the protection for the SECN.

Outcomes: Reside outcomes for the meet will probably be positioned right here:

Climate: Temperatures are anticipated to be within the low 60s underneath sunny skies.

Henner’s Take: “Final week was our greatest week of coaching this season, each by way of quantity and high quality! Each groups are able to step it up a notch or two,” mentioned first-year Bulldog cross nation coach patrick henner. “Each the women and men could make a 3 or four-team distinction by how they execute the race and by an ideal effort during the last third of the race. There are a number of groups which are out of attain this fall, a couple of that we must always undoubtedly beat after which there are the groups we’re able to beating if we race like we have now been coaching.”

This marks the primary of hopefully three postseason meets for the Bulldogs. They’ll journey to Huntsville, Ala., on Nov. 11 for the NCAA South Regional and groups and people who qualify from that meet will transfer on to the NCAA Championships, that are in Stillwater, Okla., on Nov. 19. However first up is Georgia’s SEC showdown.

“I just like the scene in ‘Hoosiers’ on the state event right here Coach Norman Dale measures Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse purpose to indicate the group that the basket, in addition to the sport, are the identical as once they play of their little gyms. Our groups simply should deal with the SEC as simply one other meet to display ahead progress and their health.Our squads should race at SECs with the intent and want to enhance and get higher for Regionals.In doing so, we are able to take down some groups which have overwhelmed us earlier within the season.”

What Canine Are Competing: Georgia is anticipating to have 16 runners competing on the SEC meet. On the ladies’s aspect, junior Ellie Corridorsophomores charlotte augenstein, sophia baker, aleesa de castro and freshmen Lorel Golden, Audrey Knoper, Katherine Legislation, Simone Rojas are scheduled to race.

juniors Sam Bowers, Nicola Fontovasophomores Cooper Bocko, Chase Condra, Noah Hayes, KC Heron, Davis Potts and freshmen Ethan Northman will take the course for the Bulldog males.

The All-SEC groups will encompass the highest seven finishers from every gender (First Group) and the eighth by means of 14th finishers (Second Group). The All-Freshman Group consists of the highest seven freshman finishers from every gender.

Expertise at SECs, Debut Time For Others: Ten of Georgia’s opponents have at the very least one SEC race on their resume. Actually, Bowers will probably be racing in his fourth league meet on Friday.

Bowers, a local of Milton, Ga., has steadily improved his performances throughout his profession. He began with an SEC All-Freshman end of 28th to attain in 2018 earlier than returning in 2020 to be the group’s prime finisher with an All-SEC Second Group (10th). Final yr, Bowers was once more the Bulldogs’ prime finisher and earned All-SEC First Group honors after taking sixth. This marked the most effective end for a Georgia males’s runner on the meet since 2013 (Luke Baker, fourth).

Fontova, who was 100th in 2019 after which 93dr in 2021, is the one different Georgia runner who has raced at multiple SEC meet. Corridor scored with a 60th-place end in 2019, Condra was an All-Freshman Group member in 2020 after taking 12th to attain, Heron was a 2021 scorer (82na), Augenstein was within the prime 5 final yr (112th) and Baker additionally earned a scoring spot in 2021 (120th).

As well as, the next Bulldogs have one SECs already underneath their belts after they raced final yr: Hayes (97th), Potts (85th ), Bocko (90th ).

A majority of Bulldogs have by no means competed at SECs. De Castro, Golden, Knoper, Legislation and Rojas from the ladies’s group will probably be making their convention debut whereas Nordman can even be lining up for the primary time on the league meet.

FLASHBACK – 2021 SEC Championships: Bowers posted a career-best sixth-place end to steer the Bulldogs throughout final yr’s SEC Championships on the Gans Creek Course in Columbia, Mo. Bowers earned All-SEC First Group honors together with his 23:45.6 8k time. Thanks partly to a different pair of top-50 particular person finishers, the Bulldogs scored 223 factors and had been eighth.

The ladies’s 6k adopted the day’s opening race and junior Sarah Bailey (23dr – 20:59.3) led her group for the fourth time in a row final yr to attain at her second consecutive SEC Championships. With assist from Samantha Drop’s 32na-place end, the Girl Bulldogs tallied 292 factors and had been 12th.

Surging as excessive as seventh, the Bulldog males battled again from 10th on the midway mark of the race to edge Texas A&M for the eighth spot by six factors. Bowers had the highest end for a Georgia male since 2013 (Baker, fourth) to steer the Bulldogs. Sixth-year senior captain Michael Hans scored for the fourth time in his profession with the second-best end of his convention profession (33dr – 24:34.7).

One other repeat scorer, junior wesley johnwas Georgia’s third runner throughout the end line, taking 46th(24:55.8). redshirt freshman Zachary Roe made his league debut and scored with a 25:39.3 for 76th place. Rounding out the scorers for the Bulldogs was Heron, who completed 82na total (25:52.6) in his first convention exhibiting.

The ladies’s 6k began quickly after the completion of the boys’s showdown and Bailey accomplished her race in 23dr. Drop added to 32na-place end (21:26.7) to her resume as senior Anna Marian Block improved her exhibiting for the yr to be a three-time scorer after finishing the course in 22:01.1 for 68th.

Augenstein broke into the Girl Bulldogs’ prime 5 in her SEC debut because of a 112th-place end (23:25.9). Baker additionally ran for the primary time on the SEC Championships and scored for the third time in 2021 with a 120th-place end (23:41.1).

Final Time Out: Bowers posted the fifth top-10 particular person end of his profession to spotlight Georgia’s motion on the Crimson Basic in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Oct. 14.

Behind Bowers’ efficiency, the Bulldog males completed eighth with 159 factors throughout their 8k on the Harry Pritchett Operating Park. Augenstein led her squad for the primary time in her profession because the Georgia girls completed ninth with 243 factors within the 6k race.

Bowers was the group chief for the third consecutive time as he completed 10th with a season greatest 24:18.9. Augenstein, an Albany, Ga., native, scored for the ninth consecutive time bridging the final two seasons with a 21:37.6 for 42na on the ladies’s aspect.

Whereas Bowers hung with the highest dozen all through the race, the Bulldogs bunched their subsequent 4 finishers between 24 spots within the 16-team subject. Potts raced in his third meet of the yr and scored for the third time with a 30th-place end (24:55.0). Condra made his season debut for the Bulldogs and clocked at 25:06.3 for 37th place.

Bocko was subsequent throughout the road to even be within the unit’s prime 5 for the third time in 2022. Bocko ran at 25:19.8 and was 48th. Georgia’s remaining scorer was Fontova because the Atlanta native scored for the primary time this season. He ran at 25:27.0 for 54th.

A brand new identify was atop the Girl Bulldogs’ finishers with Augenstein turning into one among three to complete within the prime 50 in a subject that featured 186. Behind Augenstein was Rojas, who’s now 4-for-4 in scoring for the Girl Bulldogs this yr . She accomplished the course in 21:39.1 for 45th place. Additionally the chief the final time on the North Alabama Showcase earlier within the yr, Corridor was UGA’s third finisher with a 21:42.1 for 47th.

Baker bought again into the scoring ranks along with her 58th-place exhibiting (21:54.0) whereas Knoper scored for the second time in her temporary profession up to now. Knoper went 22:12.2 and was 70th to wrap up Georgia’s prime 5.

What’s Up Subsequent: Following the begin to their postseason, the Bulldogs will return to motion on the NCAA South Regional in Huntsville on Nov. 11. Georgia ran the identical course on the North Alabama Showcase in mid-September in addition to ultimately yr’s Regional.

Retaining Up With The Canine: Updates from Georgia’s observe and subject and cross nation groups can at all times be discovered on Twitter/Instagram (UGATrack).

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