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Union cross country claims team titles; Clardy, Bett named top runners

JACKSON, Tenn. - 10/31/2009 - The Union University men’s and women’s cross country teams both placed first in their respective TranSouth Conference meets on Saturday. The women and men took the top position out of five teams competing in the races that were held on the campus of Union.

Union also claimed the top spots individually in each race with Hannah Clardy finishing first on the women’s side and Alex Bett taking first in the men’s race. With their wins, both Clardy and Bett were named TranSouth Runners of the Year. Union’s Carrie Moore was named the women’s Newcomer of the Year, while Union head coach Gary Johnson was named Coach of the Year on the men’s and women’s side.

The two titles for Union on Saturday marked the seventh straight women’s championship and the sixth straight for the men (2009 TranSouth Championship Meet Results).

Union was well represented on the all-conference teams. The top seven runners from each race earned all-conference honors. Union boasted five of the seven women’s runner, including Clardy, Moore, Kayla Hauss, Lilli Harmon and Carissa Wilson. Union’s men earned three spots on the men’s all-conference team, including Bett, Zach Covington and Drake Ott.

Up next for Union will be the NAIA Qualifying Meet on November 6, as both the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs look to return the cross country national championships.

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