UNCG senior runner Paul Chelimo won his third straight Southern Conference Cross Country Championship Saturday in Birmingham, while junior Paul Katam placed second for the second straight year. Chelimo posted a time of 24:19.72 to win by almost 15 seconds over Katam and by 55 seconds over his closest non-UNCG competitor.
Katam earned All-SoCon honors for the second straight year. He has placed in the top four all three years he has competed in the event.
Junior Dylan Belles finished eighth, earning Second Team All-SoCon honors.
In the women’s title race, UNCG had three runners earn First Team All-SoCon.
Senior Shaina Sumney placed fourth overall. Sophomore Lydia Saina finished sixth. Senior Chelsea Sumney rounded out the Spartans in the top 10 as she was seventh overall.
By Matt McCollester.