HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Nov. 12, 2021) – ETSU’s Lindsey Stallworth (Knoxville, Tenn.) had a stellar showing at Friday’s NCAA South Regional. The Buccaneer All-American finished eighth with a time of 19:59.84 from John Hunt Park in Huntsville, Ala.
Stallworth, who shattered her personal 6K record by over 44 seconds, needed to be one of the top four runners from a non-advancing team to qualify for the NCAA Championship for a second straight year. The Knoxville, Tenn. native missed that qualifying mark by 10 seconds as Auburn’s Joyce Kimeli was the fourth runner from a non-advancing team, clocking in at 19:49.54.
Stallworth was 10th at the 1.6K mark in 5:15.95 and moved to sixth at the 4.22K mark with a time of 14:14.75. The Buccaneer leader finished the final stretch in 5:45.09 and dipped two spots.
The top four individual runners were from non-advancing teams, as Alabama’s Mercy Chelangat won the race with a time of 19:34.74, while Florida’s Parker Valby placed second (19:41.38) and Tennessee’s Sydney Seymour was third in 19:46.52.
Ole Miss and Florida State were the top two teams to finish in the regional. Ole Miss won the team event with 69 points and Florida State totaled 86 points. Alabama was third with 99 points as they had runners place first, sixth and seventh.
As a team, ETSU finished 16th in the 32-team field with 467 points. The Bucs, who finished third behind Samford in the SoCon Championship, finished one spot ahead of the Bulldogs in the regional as Samford placed 17th with 469 points.
Genevieve Schwarz (Oak Ridge, Tenn.), Kiera Snyder (Clyde, Mich.), Shila Kapaya (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Lindsay Holliday (Maryville, Tenn.) rounded out the scoring for the Blue and Gold. Schwarz, who earned all-conference honors two weeks ago at the SoCon meet, finished 81st with a time of 21:54.08, while Snyder was 114th in 22:30.82. Kapaya (141st) and Holliday (149th) both finished in the top 150.
Schwarz set a personal 6K mark by 40 seconds as she had a strong finish. The Oak Ridge, Tenn. native was in 92nd at the 1.6K mark and dropped to 101st at the 4.22K mark. However, Schwarz passed 20 runners down the stretch to finish 81st. Meanwhile, Snyder – who was running her first collegiate 6K race – ran down 14 runners down the stretch to move up the leaderboard.
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