The University of Mary Washington men's and women's cross country teams, ranked eighth and ninth in the region, respectively, both finished in sixth place at the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional Championships in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday.
The Eagle men saw three runners gain all-region honors, as senior Scott Plunkett finished 15th overall with a time of 26:38, junior Jeff Branson took 27th place at 26:57, and junior Corey lyons finished 34th at 27:00. Julian Menk finished 50th at 27:11, and Nick Eghtessad placed 53rd at 27:11 to round out the Eagles' top five.
For the women, sophomore Tara Landy gained all-region status by finishing 19th overall at 23:32. She was joined on the all-region squad by junior Liz Green, who finished 27th at 23:51. Trinity Smyth finished 58th for UMW at 24:42, followed by Colleen Boyle at 60th place at 24:45, and Caroline Cerand in 85th place at 25:23. UMW had two freshmen, two sophomores, and a junior in its top five.