Brenau University cross country coach Heather Estetter earned her first championship in charge of the Golden Tigers Saturday at the Piedmont College Invitational in Demorest.
Her team finished first overall out of five teams in a women’s 6K event, marking Estetter’s first win since she joined Brenau over the summer.
Five out of the top six finishers were Brenau runners. Estetter came to Brenau following three years as assistant cross country and track and field coach at the University of West Georgia.
“The girls went out on the course today with great determination and confidence,” she said, according to a press release by the school. “The course was muddy and the rain was heavy, but that was not enough to stop the Golden Tigers.”
Brenau beat out competition from host Piedmont College, Anges Scott College, Oglethorpe College and Toccoa Falls College.
Jasmine Ray, a senior from Appling, placed second overall with a 24:56.76 finish. Other Brenau finishers included Aunica Clinton, a junior from Buford, who came in 19th.
The cross country team next competes at the 43rd annual Furman University- Gene Mullin Invitational on Saturday in Greenville, S.C.