Freshman Lauren Brandner will compete in the NCAA South/Southeast Cross Country Regional. The meet, hosted by Emory University, will be held at the Nash Farm Battefield in Hampton, Ga. this Saturday.
Brandner is the first LaGrange cross country runner to compete in a NCAA regional. She earned USA South All-Conference third team honors with a 16th place finish at the conference championship meet Oct. 27 in Greensboro, N.C.
Brandner had a time of 26:35.17 over the 6K course a the USA South Championships, her best time of the year.
She finished her season with two Top 10 and Top 20 finishes each.