Nov. 9, 2012
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By Jenna Marina
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF women's cross country team concluded its season Friday morning at the South Region Championships, hosted by Florida State. Six of the Knights' seven competitors posted personal-best times in the 6K race as the team produced its best overall finish at the meet in four years.
The Knights finished 22nd of 29 programs, and Anne-Marie Blaney paced UCF by eclipsing her personal best and the school's freshman record for the second time this season with a time of 21:22.0 for 54th place.
"Our performance today gives us good momentum looking ahead to next year's cross-country season and immediately for track," UCF coach Paul Brown said. "It was a good effort by everyone, and I think we are so much better for this experience. As they say, experience is the best teacher. Next year we'll be losing our senior Jessica Pachay, but we have everyone else returning. We'll be a deep team and much more competitive than we already are, so I'm excited."
Freshman Heather Classe was the Knights' second finisher with a time of 22:30.7 and sophomore Shelby Blaes fell in step behind her at 22:45.9. Freshman Caroline Pauls crossed the finish line in 23:00.7, and classmate Amy Ankli made a big jump by shaving more than two minutes off her personal best with a time of 23:20.6.
Sophomore Amelia Williams posted 23:27.1, and Pachay just missed her personal best in her final meet with a time of 23:43.2.