Sports in brief: Oct. 21


UNF Cross Country ranks 10th in South Region

The U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association ranked the UNF women’s cross country team 10th in the South Region, giving the program its first-ever Division I national ranking. 

The ranking comes on the heels of the team’s first place finish at the Sodexho Stetson Hatter Invitational Oct. 16, which took place at the site of this year’s Atlantic Sun Conference Championships. 

Freshman Shelby Kittrell led the UNF women finishing third out of 174 runners while sophomore Erin Heasely led the Ospreys clocked an eighth place finish and the second best time of her career. The association gave Kennesaw State University, the only other A-Sun team to make the rankings, 13th in their ranking debut.

The UNF cross country teams will race Oct. 31 at Stetson University for the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship.


UNF senior named Swimmer of the Week

The Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association named UNF senior Emily Shaw as the Swimmer of the Week Oct. 14 for meets competed in Oct. 5 to Oct. 11.

Shaw placed first in three races during UNF’s season opener against Florida A&M Oct. 10: the 200 medley relay, the 200 free and the 100 free. She also made the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 Coastal Collegiate All-Academic lists and the 2008-2009 All-Coastal Collegiate list for the 400 medley relay.


Rescue treats four athletes for heat related injuries at UNF Fall Tennis Invitational

UPD and Rescues 59 and 50 responded to four separate heat related illnesses Oct. 9 and Oct. 10 during the UNF Fall Tennis Invitational.

Rescue tended to Georgia Southern athlete Jessica Fuller Oct. 9 after she suffered full-body cramping due to dehydration, and they treated her teammate, Gregory Bekkers, Oct. 10 for heat sickness.

Rescue also treated Florida A&M athlete Michael Moore and Coastal Carolina athlete Kimberly Sian Webb Oct. 10 for heat-related injuries.