Seniors Faith Warren and Katherine Harvey Named USTFCCCA All-Region
November 6, 2012
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Communications
NEW ORLEANS, La.- Sailfish senior women’s cross country runners Faith Warren and Katherine Harvey have come a long way since running their first collegiate meet back on September 12th, 2009. The senior pair are living proof what hard work and determination can bring to an athlete’s life as each were named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region following last weekend’s NCAA South Regional Championship.
Both four-year contributors to the Palm Beach Atlantic women’s cross country team, Warren and Harvey have run together since both decided on West Palm Beach as their college destination following time in Nevada and Pennsylvania respectively.
Warren placed fifth at the NCAA South Regional Championship with an impressive 6K time of 22:46 which not only brought her All-Region honors but will also clinch her an individual berth at the NCAA National Championship on November 17th in Joplin, Missouri.
This marks the second time she has been named a USTFCCCA All-Region selection following her 16th place finish in a time of 23:33 last year at the NCAA South Regional.
Athletes that finished in the top-25 individually at one of the eight regional sites earned the honor of All-Region.
Harvey, a native of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania tallied a final 6K time of 23:30 for a 16th place finish at this year’s Regional Championship as she was honored with her first USTFCCCA All-Region selection.
The amount of improvement seen by both runners over the course of their collegiate running careers is remarkable.
Harvey finished her first collegiate meet back on September 12th, 2009 with a 5K time of 22:03 while this season’s best finish saw her cross the finish line at 19:33. For Warren, it was another drastic improvement. She concluded her first meet on that same day at 22:22 while this season saw her best 5K time come in at 19:06.
Warren will have one more race to compete in as she is just the second PBA women’s cross country runner to compete at the NCAA Division II National Championship following Meghan Gilmore who ran the race in Louisville, Kentucky during the 2010 season.