Georgia concludes Cross Country season

Nov. 12, 2001

The Georgia men and women concluded the 2001 season at the NCAA South Region Championships Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The men improved on last season's 14th place finish, placing sixth in the team scoring with 168 points. The women did not record a team score, competing with only three runners.

Swope and Tribble earn All-South Region honors
Freshman Mike Swope earned All-South Region honors leading the Bulldogs with an 11th place finish. Swope's time of 31:36.48 over the 10,000 meter course was a career-best.

Junior Adam Tribble also earned All-Region honors, placing 13th with a career-best time of 31:40.23. It was the first time Tribble earned All-Region honors in his career.

The Bulldogs last had a runner earn All-Region honors in 1999 as Drew Griffin placed seventh, qualifying for the NCAA Championships.

Seibert leads women again
The Lady Bulldogs were led by senior Jackie Seibert, placing 31st in a season-best 6,000 meter time of 22:31.97. Seibert led the women in every meet this season in which she competed.

Swope has outside chance of NCAA bid
With the top two teams and top four individuals not on those teams qualifying for the NCAA Championships, the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs concluded the 2001 season with the regional meet. However, Swope, the sixth individual not on a qualifying team, has a chance at an NCAA bid should Florida State get an at-large team bid. The Seminoles placed third in the team scoring, just a point behind second place Tennessee. Two FSU runners placed ahead of Swope, bumping him into the top four individual spots should the'Noles go to the NCAA meet as a team.



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