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Oct. 17, 2007

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With only half the women’s squad running last weekend at the Chile Pepper Festival in Arkansas, the other half of the squad will run in the Southeastern Classic this Saturday morning at Percy Warner Park in Nashville, Tenn. The squad running this Saturday is the same that last competed three weeks ago at the Greater Louisville Classic in Louisville, Ky.

“They’ve had a couple of good solid weeks of training,” said head coach Steve Keith. “Allison McMahon, Sarah Scott, and Amanda Grosse are some of the runners I anticipate performing well enough to earn a varsity letter. Diana Sher snuck under the standard in Louisville. The other girls are very close. This is a good chance for them to letter this fall and a good chance for them to come together as a team.”

In all, 27 colleges and universities are scheduled to participate in the women’s 5k race. The race will start at 10 a.m. CT.

“Out of this group might come a person who jumps into the top 10 (from Vanderbilt) for the SEC squad,” noted Keith. “They’ve got a lot of things to run for.”

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams will participate in the SEC Championships October 27 in Lexington, Ky. The women’s squad will run again in Nashville on November 3 in the annual Race for the Cure, a charity race to benefit breast cancer research.