Championship Objective

Nov. 1, 2013

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By Jennifer Clark

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - Following eight weeks of regular-season competition, the UCF women's cross country program will come together as the Knights head to Madison, Conn. on Nov. 2 for the American Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship.

The Knights will be in good company as eight men's and 10 women's programs will each try their hand to claim the league's inaugural team and individual titles. The competition will open with the men's race beginning at 11 a.m., shortly followed by the women's race at 11:50 a.m.

For the first time in conference history, fans can follow the races live on the league's official website, The races will conclude with an awards ceremony, in which both the men's and women's winners and runners-up will be recognized. The top 15 individual finishers will receive All-Conference honors.

This season, the Knights have finished in the top three in four of their five meets. The team took first place at the FL Runners Invite on Sept. 28, while placing third among 24 teams at the Disney Classic just two weeks later.

Sophomore Anne-Marie Blaney has recorded top three finishes in every meet that she competed in this season. The Knights' frontrunner also earned a league-best five Female Athlete of the Week honors this season.

Heather Classe has also had a strong season for the Knights. The sophomore recently set a new personal/season best in the 6K at the UCF Cross Country Classic with her time of 22:28.50.

Blaney will be joined by her fellow runners, which include a trio of sophomores in Jocelin Adona, Amy Ankli and Alyssa Hamel. Junior Amelia Williams is set to compete along with veteran Knights Erica Winston and Ne'Ausha Logan.



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