Women’s cross country runs away with PBC championship


Senior Brittany Truitt shattered UNG’s 5K record by 22 seconds and finished second as UNG won the first Peach Belt Conference Championship in program history Oct. 21.

The Nighthawks scored 42 points, defeating runner-up Augusta by 10 points, to win their fifth meet of the season.

Truitt became the 11th runner in PBC history to become a four-time All-Conference honoree. Senior Jenna Sanborn; juniors Emma Brown, Emily Sims and Makayla Ellis; and freshmen Kenedi Rodney and Olivia Terwilliger were also named All-Conference after the race by finishing in the top-15 in the championship race.

Tom Williams was also named 2017 Coach of the Year for the first time in his career in a vote of the league’s head coaches taken after the race.