Cavalier Cross Country Teams Embark on 2005 Season
Aug 23, 2005
With four scorers returning from the NCAA Regional meet in which the Cavaliers narrowly missed a berth to the NCAA meet, excitement abounds for the Virginia women\'s cross country team as they head into the 2005 season. Three All-Regional performers are back on the roster as the Cavaliers look to return to the NCAA meet, including Emily Harrison, who represented the USA at the North American, Central America, and Caribbean Cross Country Championships after qualifying for the NCAA meet in her first year as a collegiate harrier.
The Cavaliers will combine a veteran roster with a solid group of incoming athletes to make their move back into the nation\'s elite. While the Hoos have a veteran core, they are still a young team as the only senior in eligibiility on the squad is Shannon Hawrylo, who earned All-Regional honors in 2004 en route to a breakout season on the track in 2005. Hawrylo qualified for the NCAA regional meet outdoors in May and has used that as a solid base to prepare for the 2005 upcoming season. \"Shannon\'s spring has really set her up well for a great fall this season,\" said Virginia head coach Jason Dunn. Hawrylo\'s classmate Kara Scanlin, a red-shirt junior, is back after losing the last two years to injury, and the Cavaliers hope that she will return to the success of her first year, in which she earned All-ACC and All-Region honors in cross country. Joining these two is classmate Laura Hodges, also a red-shirt junior, who has varisty experience from thhe last two seasons.