Mills Earns All-Region Honors With Sixth Place Finish
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Bridgewater College sophomore Olivia Mills placed sixth Saturday at the NCAA South/Southeast Region meet hosted by Rhodes College.
Mills finished the 6K course with a time of 22:39 to finish sixth overall, just seven seconds behind ODAC champion Jennie Pernisi of Lynchburg College.
With the finish, Mills earned All-Region honors and a probable spot in the NCAA Division III Championship Meet. The field for the national meet will be set Sunday.
Mills' effort paced the Eagles to a ninth-place team finish in a field of 25 squads.
Molly Smith was the second BC runner to cross the finish line with a time of 23:31, good for 35th place overall.
ODAC champion Lynchburg placed fifth in the team standing while Washington and Lee finished eighth, just two points better than the Eagles.