MACON - Darton State College took its 6th consecutive sweep of the Region 17 Cross Country Championships at the Georgia Children's Home in Macon, today, and sophomore David Thornton set a new school-record time in the men's 8,000-meter run.
Darton won with 25 points. South Georgia College took 2nd with
49 points, and Gordon State finished 3rd with 77.
In the women's race, Reese Bowles of North Georgia Technical College won the women's 5K (3.1 miles) in 20:36. Bowles has won several races this year and capped it off taking the individual accolade. However it was not enough to keep the Lady Cavaliers from their 7th Region title since the program began 8 years ago.
The wins punched Darton's ticket to the 2014 NJCAA D-3 National Cross Country Championships at Finger Lakes Community College in New York on Nov. 8 and Bowles and the rest of the Lady Wolves from North Georgia Technical College will head to Lubbock TX on Nov. 8 for the NJCAA DI championship
Full results: http://www.ptgrouponline.com/Live/2014/XC/GCAA/
Men's 1st Team, All Region 17: David Thornton, Austin Stewart, Jose Bautista, Jelani Omari, Darton; Robert Bledsoe, South Georgia State
Women's 1st Team, All Region 17: Reese Bowles, Hailey Budd- North Georgia Tech; Amber Braswell, Tatiana Forester-Darton; Marijose Martinez-Oxford of Emory
Women's 2nd Team, All Region 17: Victoria Parra, Shamicah Tardy, Stephanie Estrada- Darton; Ashley Young- Georgia Military; Madison Smith-South Georgia State
Pictured:(Below) Reese Bowles of North Georgia Tech; David Thornton of Darton State.