Evans, Livett Lead UAB at 2016 C-USA Cross Country Championships

Livett knocked nearly 20 seconds off her season-best time.
Oct. 29, 2016


Full Results

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A pair of top-15 finishes led the UAB cross country team to a seventh place finish at the 2016 Conference USA Cross Country Championships at Frank Liske Park. Rebecca Evans and Sarah Livett’s season-best performances led the Blazers as they finished eighth and 13th overall, respectively.

“First off, you have to recognize the tremendous effort from Rebecca and Sarah,” head coach Matt Esche said. “Two All-Conference performances resulted in a tremendous day.”

Evans cracked 18 minutes for the second time this season as she led the Green and Gold, finishing with a season-best mark of 17:43.8. Livett shaved over 20 seconds off her season-best performance as she clocked in at 17:55.5 for a 13th-place finish.

Emily Drouin also ran a season-best as she crossed the finish line at 18:26.6, good for 29th. Hannah Coffin, who has battled injury, finished fourth in the UAB lineup with a time of 19:03.6.  

Freshmen Jenna Hinds and Serena Martinez finished at the 19:19.0 and 19:21.0 mark, respectively, both narrowly missing career-best times.  

“As a team, seventh place is a big improvement from 11th last year and preseason poll 10th,” Esche added. “We bleed points the last mile, which cost us a top-5 finish. We will definitely learn from this and use it as motivation for the NCAA Regional and track seasons.” 

The Blazers finished seventh overall in the field of 13. Defending C-USA Champion Rice took home its second-consecutive championship as it finished with 48 points. Middle Tennessee placed second with 89 points while UTEP rounded out the top three with 100 points, and the top overall finisher, Winny Koech, who posted a time of 16:56.6.

2016 C-USA Championship – October 29, 2016 – Frank Liske Park – Charlotte, N.C.

Name

Time, Place (99)

Rebecca Evans

17:43.8, 8th

Sarah Livett

17:55.5, 13th

Emily Drouin

18:26.6, 29th

Hannah Coffin

19:03.6, 49th

Jenna Hinds

19:19.0, 54th

Serena Martinez

19:21.0, 57th