LSU's Laura Carleton
Photo by:Chris Parent, LSU Athletics Student Photographer
Carleton Leads XC at SEC Championships
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Published: October 26, 2012, 01:06 PM (CT)
Updated: October 28, 2012, 05:09 PM (CT)
by Brooke Hochstetler, Student Assistant SID

NASHVILLE - LSU senior Laura Carleton finished her final Southeastern Conference Championship race with a top 20 finish in the women's 6k, leading the Lady Tiger Cross Country team to a seventh place finish, accumulating 199 points on Friday.
Carleton placed 12th at the meet with a time of 21 minutes, 2.22 seconds. She was followed by junior Natoya Coule who placed 24th with a time of 21:24.46 and senior Charlene Lipsey who placed 40th with a time of 21:39.25 to round out the top 50.
"We are a little disappointed with the team finish for the girls," LSU head coach Mark Elliott said. "Although the team finish was not what we wanted, I am not disappointed in the individual performances and effort."
Carleton was also named to the All-SEC second team after the meet.
The Tigers, facing intense competition, finished 13th in this week's meet with a total of 378 points.
Senior runner Roger Cooke once again led the Tigers, placing 69th out of 117 runners by posting a time of 25:41.68 in the men's 8k race, which was a personal best for Cooke at Percy Warner Park.
"On the men's side, we have some young guys," Elliott said. "We just didn't have a strong enough team to challenge the middle of the pack. Again, I was pleased with the effort overall."
"Our teams were ready to go, but in the SEC every sport is challenging," Elliott said.
The LSU cross country teams will be back in action Friday, Nov. 9, as they travel to Fayetteville, Ark., to compete in the NCAA South Central Regional meet held at Agri Park Cross Country course. The women's race is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. CDT followed by the men's race at 12:15 p.m.
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Team Results
Men's 8k Team Results
1. Arkansas 35
2. Georgia 73
T3. Missouri 80
T3. Texas A&M 80
5. Florida 121
6. Kentucky 161
7. Tennessee 217
T8. Mississippi State 237
T8. Auburn 237
10. Ole Miss 305
11. Alabama 309
12. Vanderbilt 358
13. LSU 378
Women's 6k Team Results
1. Florida 61
2. Arkansas 70
3. Vanderbilt 119
4. Ole Miss 122
5. Kentucky 130
6. Georgia 132
7. LSU 199
8. Texas A&M 224
9. South Carolina 256
10. Mississippi State 264
11. Alabama 268
12. Tennessee 285
13. Missouri 296
14. Auburn 378
Individual Results
Men (Winner and LSU only)
1. Henry Lelei (Texas A&M) 23:29.95; 69. Roger Cooke 25:41.68; 87. Phillip Primeaux 26:14.72; 93. William Wiesler 26:26.41; 102. Bryan Mutell 26:52.35; 105. Barrett Miller 27:01.32; 110. Travis Pope 27:48.80; 112. Daniel Nally 28:22.01; 113. Aaron Koenck 28:36.42; 114. Jake Wilkinson 28:47.89; 117. Zach Farque 30:40.73
Women (Winner and LSU only)
1. Cally Macumber (Kentucky) 20:23.29; 12. Laura Carleton 21:02.22; 24. Natoya Goule 21:24.46; 40. Charlene Lipsey 21:39.25; 52. Dakota Goodman 21:51.38; 77. Leigh-Ann Naccari 22:19.60; 87. Brea Goodman 22:32.51; 108. Andria Aguilar 23:11.59; 115. Laura Aleman 23:34.31; 123. Morgan Schuetz 25:07.30; 124. Michelle Mobley 26:24.32 Summer Gear
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