Nolan, Campbell Lead Suns to 3rd Place Finish

Arkansas Tech’s Cheryl Nolan and Olivia Campbell both finished in the top 10 to lead the Golden Suns to a third-place finish in the team standings of the inaugural Great American Conference Women’s Cross Country Championship in Searcy on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Nolan (photographed, left) covered the 5-kilometer course in 17 minutes, 44.86 seconds to finish third in the individual standings, while Campbell (photographed, right) finished ninth with a time of 18:38.53.

They were both named first team All-GAC, and they became the first Arkansas Tech student-athletes to ever earn All-GAC honors.

Harding’s Gladys Kimtai won the individual title with a time of 17:18.07. Her performance helped the Lady Bisons win the team championship with 27 points.

East Central University (2nd, 39 points), Arkansas Tech (3rd, 109 points), Southern Arkansas (4th, 111 points) and Southwestern Oklahoma State (5th, 112 points) rounded out the top five.

Ouachita Baptist (6th, 167 points), Henderson State (7th, 191 points), Southeastern Oklahoma State (8th, 224 points) and Arkansas-Monticello (9th, 275 points) completed the field.

Arkansas Tech was also represented by Kaitlin Bounds (23rd, 19:31.99), Amanda Bradbury (34th, 20:05.27) and Elizabeth Gean (45th, 21:27.72).

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