PBC Men's Cross Country Update - Sept. 24
Armstrong Cross Country Runs Sixth At Citadel
Invitational On Saturday
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Armstrong men's cross country team finished sixth out of seven schools in the Division II portion of the 2011 William Wilson/Citadel Invitational in Charleston, S.C., on Saturday.
The Pirates tallied 148 points to finish sixth, behind Lenoir-Rhyne (29), North Greenville (52), St. Andrews (83), Carson-Newman (86) and Warren Wilson (138).
Senior Parker Gordon led the Pirates individually, finishing 26th over the 8K course with a time of 32:21.65. Freshman Brandon Lico finished 33rd with a time of 35:34.04, while sophomore Josiah Siegel finished 35th in a time of 36:08.16.
Sophomore Scott Lawson finished 36th in a time of 36:27.01 and sophomore Ryan Kozuskofinished 39th in a time of 38:43.55. Freshman Joe Pilz rounded out Armstrong's times on Saturday with a 44:19.14, finishing 48th.
The Pirates return to action on Saturday, October 8, taking part in the USCB Sand Shark Invitational in Hardeeville, S.C.
Columbus State Runs at Florida State Seminole Invitational
Tallahassee, FL – The Columbus State University men's and women's cross country teams tomahawked their way to Tallahassee for the Florida State University Invitational Friday night and competed against more than 150 runners from 17 colleges and universities across the country.
The largest field in the history of the FSU Invitational ran at the new Apalachee Regional Cross Country Course.
The Cougars finished ninth overall as a team, while competing against mostly Division I opponents.
The men's 8K run was won by Auburn freshman Kane Grimster with a time of 25:30.11.
CSU sophomore Ian Edwards continued to lead the Cougars on the season finishing in 19th place with a time of 26:29.75.
Junior Andy Henderson (27:55.56, 64th), freshman Jacob Mobbs (28:08.78, 66th) and senior Nathan Prickett (28:34.70, 93rd) all placed well in the race.
Mike Lambert finishes 52nd and Flagler places 14th at Mountain Dew Invite
GAINESVILLE – The Flagler College men’s cross country team finished in 14th place at the prestigious University of Florida Mountain Dew Invitational Saturday morning at the Mark Bostick Golf Course. There were 17 teams and 158 runners in the field.
The Saints tallied 358 points and Mike Lambert (Orlando, Fla., Freedom HS) led the way with a 52nd place finish and a time of 27:21.03 over the 8K course. Lambert finished sixth amongst the other non-Division I collegiate runners.
The University of Michigan took home the team title with 42 points and had three scorers place in the top 10. No. 28 (USTFCCA) Florida finished a close second with 46 points and No. 30 North Carolina finished third with 47. Craig Forys of Michigan took home the individual title with a time of 24:35.55. He edged out Matt Mizereck of Florida who finished in a time of 24:38.50.
Alex Bonus (Hershey, Pa., Palmyra Area HS) finished in 76th place with a time of 28:16.32. Derek Casciano (Meriden, Conn., Coginchaug Regional HS) followed in 97th place with a time of 29:13.59 while Justin Talavera (Northridge, Calif. , College of the Canyon) was right behind Casciano with a time of 29:18.63 and finished 98th. Matt Goodman (Orlando, Fla., Winter Park HS) rounded out Flagler’s point scorers with a time of 29:31.87 and he finished 101st.
Corey Mundy (Green Cove Springs, Fla., Clay HS) ran a time of 29:50.75 and he finished in 108th place. Zak Shave finished with a time of 30:14.93 and placed 114th. Chad Jones (Palm Coast, Fla., Matanzas HS) finished in 119th place with a time of 30:30.40. Richard Johnston (Winter Springs, Fla., Seminole Community College) crossed the line at 31:09.62 and finished in 125th place.
Flagler will prepare for its next meet on Oct 8 at the Disney Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Horseman and Mattix Lead Bobcats to Solid Finish in Codfish Bowl
BOSTON – The Georgia College men’s cross country team traveled all the way to Boston to compete in the 44th Annual Codfish Bowl Cross Country Races, finishing 12th among the vast 26-team field.
Senior Daniel Horseman (Cohutta, Ga.) led the way for GC, racing around the 8K course in an impressive 27:28 which was good for 44th place.
Coming in right behind Horseman was fellow classmate Tyler Mattix (Snellville, Ga.), who took 47th place with a time of 27:38.
Also contributing to the 12th place finish were seniors Rob Manning (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and Colin Conroy (Dacula, Ga.), who finished 86th and 89th, respectively. Manning completed the rigorous course in 29:25, while Conroy finished in 29:30.
Rounding-out the scoring for the Bobcats was junior Nick Widener (Newnan, Ga.), who finished 130th with a time of 31:58.
The course, which was run throughout historic Franklin Park in Boston, fielded a stiff competition including Division I programs such as Boston University.
The 286 competing runners will be the largest field Georgia College will face in the 2011 season.
Georgia College will enjoy a week off before competing in the Augusta State Invitational Saturday, Oct. 8 in Augusta, Ga.