Sanchez Earns All-Conference at SCAC Championships
Enrique Sanchez, junior captain of the men's cross country team, earned All-Conference honors Saturday at the SCAC cross country championships in Memphis. Sanchez helped the Petrels improve over last year's finish. Oglethorpe moved ahead of Millsaps for the first time in four years and finished only 27 points out of 7th place in the highly touted meet. No less than half the teams competing entered the meet ranked in the top ten of their region. At least four of those teams will likely advance to the NCAA finals. Following Sanchez were sophomores Luis Zimbron and Que Newbill and freshmen Matthew Bryant and Matt Paden.
In the women's race, freshman Beth Cleary moved higher on the 30 fastest times ever run by an Oglethorpe woman with her finish. Cleary was followed by sophomores Michelle Chelemer, and Julia Higgins and freshmen Bianca Hernould, Lauren Hunt and Armanda Colson. The women's championship also featured nationally ranked teams. The SCAC meet concludes the 2008 cross country season for the Petrels. Athletes await the start of the Indoor Track & Field season which begins in January.