Walnut Ridge, Ark. - The Williams Baptist College Lady Eagles enter their fourth season with a strong group of seniors leading the way. Their first meet will be Thursday, August 31, in Batesville, Ark., at 4 p.m.
The American Midwest Conference Coaches' Poll has the Lady Eagles slated to finish fifth this season.
"The AMC is very balanced, and any team can be successful at the conference championships. If we stay healthy throughout the year, I believe we can have a strong showing in our conference," stated Head Coach Andrew Watson.
Relying on Leadership:
Betsy Ryan (SR/Harrison, Ark.), Hannah Roberts (SR/Maynard, Ark.), and Lauren Garrison (SR/Batesville, Ark.) will provide senior leadership for WBC. Joining them will be juniors Kristen Smith (JR/Bono, Ark.), Breana Roberts (JR/Maynard, Ark.), and Andrea Gayton (JR/Batesville, Ark.), as well as sophomores Taylor Johnson (SO/Hillsboro, Mo.) and Madison Florer (SO/Decatur, Ark.). Florer comes to Williams as a transfer from the University of Arkansas.
"We will rely heavily on Betsy and Hannah throughout the season. These two ladies are our strongest runners and have continued to improve every season. I expect them to have some strong performances throughout the year." said Watson.
Dates to Remember:
The first meet is the Lyon College Invitation in Batesville, Ark., at 4 p.m., on August 31. The team will also compete in one of the biggest races in the country on Sept. 30. They will run at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival in Fayetteville, Ark., hosted by the University of Arkansas. The AMC Championships will be Nov. 3. The location is to be announced.
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