Schreiber sets school 6k record at cross country regionals

Morgan Watson, Samantha Schreiber, and Michela Cholak pose, smiling.

Newport News, Va. -- Behind the fastest 6k time in school history from junior Samantha Schreiber (Gladys, Va.), Lynchburg College's women's cross country team raced to fourth place Saturday morning at the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional Championships.

Schreiber's time of 22:07.4 blasted her own top 6k time by 21 seconds and put her 13th in the race, just two spots off a national qualifier.

Sophomore Michela Cholak (Ocean Township, N.J.) also ran a personal best, coming in at 22:13 to finish 15th. Morgan Watson (Concord, Va.) placed 24th (22:36.2) in the race, while Abby May (Lynchburg, Va.) and Kaitlyn Johnson (Spotsylvania, Va.) each ran personal records as well, placing 51st and 76th, respectively.

The LC women finished with 171 points and in fourth place behind Trinity (Texas), Emory, and Centre. The top two teams qualify for the NCAA Division III championships next weekend in Elgin, Ill.

On the men's side, Tristan Lucy-Speidel (Fort Valley, Va.) led the way with a 24th-place finish, leading the team to ninth in the 32-team field as six Hornet men posted PRs. Lucy-Speidel's time of 25:17.5 was his second-fastest 8k race of the the season.

Hunter Frizzell (Fredericksburg, Va.) and Reid Sharkey (Fairfax, Va.) finished 57th and 58th, respectively, with identical times of 26:09.