What you need to know:

* Georgia State raced against Sun Belt-foe Troy Saturday morning and dominated the Trojans on their home course in Dothan, Ala.

* For the Panthers, it was an opportunity to preview the course that GSU will run for the Sun Belt Championship on Oct. 29.

* GSU runners finished 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th and 10th for an unofficial team score of 17, compared to Troy’s 44.


DOTHAN, Ala. – Georgia State’s cross country team went head-to-head with fellow Sun Belt Conference member Troy on Saturday morning on the Trojans’ home course in Dothan, Ala. The Panthers bested Troy with an unofficial team score of 17 to Troy’s 44.

"Competing at Troy boosted the confidence of the GSU runners as they will return to this course in 5 weeks for the Sun Belt Cross Country Championship,” head coach Chris England said. “They now know the course, and it's challenges, to gain a competitive edge on Oct 29. Additionally, defeating a SBC foe on their home course is always rewarding."

GSU runners took home first, second and third and all seven Panthers finished in the top 10. Freshman Angela Alonso continued her impressive first season as a Panther and had the best finish among GSU runners for the third consecutive race. Jordan Townsley and Sammi Donovan finished second and third, respectively to round out the top three.

Melanie Hamilt, Morgan Laushey and Nuria Ramirez placed fifth, sixth and seventh and Lindsay Shealy finished 10th to help the Panthers past the host school.

GSU will return to Dothan to run this same course on Oct. 29 at the Sun Belt Championships.

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