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Union Cross Country Sweeps TranSouth and NAIA Region XI Titles

JACKSON, Tenn. - 11/3/2007 - The Union University men’s and women’s cross country teams won both the TranSouth and the NAIA Region XI Titles in their respective meets held in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday.

For the Union women, this marks the fifth straight TranSouth Conference Title and their second straight NAIA Region XI Title. The win gives the Union Lady Bulldogs an automatic bid to the NAIA National Meet on November 17, 2007 in Wisconsin.

The Union men continue to reach new heights with their program as this region title marks the first in their history. Just this past week, the Union Bulldogs kept climbing in the NAIA National Rankings to No. 18, their highest in team history. The TranSouth Title today for the Union men marked their fourth straight conference title. Like the women, the region title earns the Bulldogs an automatic bid to the NAIA National Meet.

In the women’s results, Sylvia Bundotich captured the TranSouth Individual title and finished second in the Region XI results. Lydia Bond finished third overall, Candace Cross finished ninth overall, Kayla Hauss placed 13th, Erika Schnatterly finished 15th, Charley Moss placed 19th, Ellen Bone placed 50th.

On the men’s side, Union’s Henry Rop won both the TranSouth and NAIA Region XI Individual Titles. Douglas Martin finished second in both the TranSouth and Region XI results. Seth Covington placed sixth overall, Nelphat Boit finished ninth, Phillip Thompson placed 10th, Steve Bredfeldt finished 44th, and Josh Abbotoy placed 53rd.

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TranSouth Conference Post Season Honors
TranSouth Women’s Honors
Runner of the Year: Sylvia Bundotich, Union University
Newcomer of the Year: Sylvia Bundotich, Union University
Coach of the Year: Gary Johnson, Union University

All Conference Team
Sylvia Bundotich, Union University
Lydia Bond, Union University
Candace Cross, Union University
Kayla Hauss, Union University
Erika Schnatterly, Union University
Anna Engels, Lambuth University
Charley Moss, Union University

TranSouth Men’s Honors
Runner of the Year: Henry Rop, Union University
Newcomer of the Year: Henry Rop, Union University
Coach of the Year: Gary Johnson, Union University

All Conference Team
Henry Rop, Union University
Douglas Martin, Union University
Seth Covington, Union University
Nelphat Boit, Union University
Phillip Thompson, Union University
Glenn Ritter, Lyon College
Daniel Haney, Lyon College

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NAIA Region XI Women’s Honors
First Team All Region
Miranda Meeks, Campbellsville University
Sylvia Bundotich, Union University
Lydia Bond, Union University
Brittney Chesser, Georgetown College
Grace Korir, Lindsey Wilson College
Whitney Brainard, Univ. of Cumberlands
Elyse Velte, Univ. of Cumberlands

Second Team All-Region
Kristin Parrott, Univ. of Cumberlands
Candace Cross, Union University
Marie Coyon, Lindsey Wilson College
Cassie Niersel, Lindsey Wilson College
Amy Etherington, Campbellsville University
Kayla Hauss, Union University
Sara Branch, Campbellsville University

Region Coach of the Year: Gary Johnson, Union University

TranSouth Men’s Honors
First Team All Region
Henry Rop, Union University
Douglas Martin, Union University
Juan Robles, Univ. of Cumberlands
Christopher Kipchirchir, Lindsey Wilson College
David Mutuse, Lindsey Wilson College
Seth Covington, Union University
Seth Darrell, Univ. of Cumberlands

Second Team All-Region
Andre Braima, Campbellsville University
Nelphat Boit, Union University
Phillip Thompson, Union University
Koji Hashiyama, Lindsey Wilson College
Emmanuel Isanda, Lindsey Wilson College
Lucas Garnett, Georgetown College
Brett Ratliff, Univ. of Cumberlands

Region Coach of the Year: Gary Johnson, Union University


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