Golden Suns set for NCAA play


The Arkansas Tech Golden Suns Cross Country team will begin the NCAA championships in the NCAA Central Regional on Saturday, November 4, in Kearney, Nebraska.

The Golden Suns are coming off a 4th place finish, behind Oklahoma Baptist, East Central and Harding, in last weekend’s Great American Conference Championships, which were held in Magnolia.

The Gilreath twins once again led the way for the Golden Suns in the championships.

Aubre Gilreath, from Rogers, finished first for the Golden Suns, with a time of 19:57.3, good enough to give her 16th place.

Her sister, Halle Gilreath, from Rogers, finished with a time of 20:25.6, placing her 25th.

Right behind her was Cami Hedstrom, from Bentonville, finishing 26th, with a time of 20:27.4.

A few more Golden Suns finished in the top-40, including Logan Edwards, from Van Buren, placing 32nd with a time of 20:50.0l Lauryn Doublet, from Arlington, Texas, placing 33rd, with a time of 20:50.3; and Mallory Morris, from Gentry, placing 36th, with a time of 20:57.6.

Rounding out the Golden Suns were Megan Bradley, from Springdale, who finished 63rd with a time of 23:00.2 and Adrianna Simmons, from Heber Springs, finishing 77th, with a time of 25:55.4.