MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- Columbus State men's and women's cross country teams repeated as Peach Belt Conference champions Saturday on the West Campus Course at Georgia College.
The Lady Cougars now have won four straight PBC titles; the Cougars have won three straight.
The CSU men had all five of their scoring runners finish in the top eight spots, while four CSU women were in the top 10 of their race.
Columbus State's David Marley set the pace for the men's team. The junior was the surprise winner of the men's race, covering the 8-kilometer course in 27:18 for his first win of the season. Marley finished eight seconds ahead of teammate Stephen Waynick , who was fourth in 27:26 and named the PBC Freshman of the Year. Tim English was sixth in 27:37, John Neill in seventh at 27:39 and Stewart Helton in eighth in 27:52 to complete CSU's scoring.
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Clayton State's Allison Kreutzer won the women's race, becoming the fourth woman in conference history to win the title twice. Kreutzer also won as a freshman in 2004. On Saturday, the senior covered the 5-kilometer course in 19:25, 19 seconds ahead of second-place Jenafer Forward from Augusta State. Columbus State's Kandace Smith was the first Lady Cougar to cross the line, finishing third in 20:32. She was followed by teammates Andrea Lewallen in fourth andAndrea Whitaker in fifth.
CSU still undefeated in conference
AIKEN, S.C. -- Gina Goforth scored a pair of goals to lead No. 5 Columbus State to a 5-0 win over Peach Belt Conference foe South Carolina-Aiken on Saturday.
Melinda Bush , Jordan McKenzie and Kelsey Floyd also scored for CSU (15-3, 6-0).
CSU out-shot Aiken 16-2 and held a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks. CSU keeper Monica Sanchez saved the only shot on goal.
CSU returns home for its final two regular season games, facing Georgia Southwestern on Wednesday and Georgia College on Saturday.
From staff and wire reports