Queens Wins Back-To-Back South Atlantic Conference Women’s Cross Country Titles

Queens Wins Back-To-Back South Atlantic Conference Women’s Cross Country Titles


Newton, N.C. – The Queens University of Charlotte Women's Cross Country Team successfully defended its South Atlantic Conference Championship Saturday morning at Southside Park.


The Royals, ranked No. 15 in NCAA Division II, had two of the top three runners in the 5K race including the individual champion in Hannah Wolkenhauer.  Wolkenhauer won with a time of 17:13 while teammate Lucie Noall finished third (18:03). 


In addition, Queens' Gillian Kasitz was named the 2017 SAC Women's Cross Country Freshman Of The Year.  Kasitz finished ninth overall, clocking an 18:35.

The 2017 NCAA Division II Women's Cross Country Southeast Regional Championship is scheduled for Saturday, November 4, on the campus of Wingate University in Wingate, N.C.


2017 South Atlantic Conference
Women's Cross Country Championship
October 21 – Newton, N.C.
Southside Park

1. Queens - 36
2. Anderson - 59
3. Wingate - 68
4. Catawba - 161
5. Lincoln Memorial - 171
6. Lenoir-Rhyne - 172
7. Tusculum - 175
8. Carson-Newman - 178
9. Coker - 254
10. Mars Hill - 285
11. Newberry - 295

All-SAC First Team
Hannah Wolkenhauer, Queens (Runner Of The Year)          
Darroneshia Lott, Coker            
Lucie Noall, Queens           
Haylee Love, Anderson            
Madison Hiatt, Wingate            
Juliet Salgueiro, Wingate            
Allyson Malone, Anderson


All-SAC Second Team
Natane Deruytter, Queens          
Gillian Kasitz, Queens           
Whitney Elliott, Lincoln Memorial             
Hannah Mercer, Catawba            
Olivia Evans, Anderson            
Abby Bozarth, Anderson           
Clementine Archinard, Wingate 


Honorable Mention All-SAC
Allyson Arellano, Queens            
Mandi Moxie, Queens           
Haley Schaeffer, Queens            
Tabea Kandlbauer, Lincoln Memorial           
Gabriela Iademarco, Queens                 
Alissa Furches, Tusculum           
Priscah Jemeli, Carson-Newman  

SAC All-Freshman Team
Gillian Kasitz, Queens (Freshman Of The Year)
Olivia Evans, Anderson
Clementine Archinard, Wingate
Allyson Arellano, Queens
Haley Schaeffer, Queens


Coach Of The Year
Kevin Licht, Queens


Elite 20
Valerie Griesche, Wingate