Carson-Newman Cross Country Teams Compete in USC Upstate Invitational
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The Carson-Newman men’s and
women’s cross country teams participated in their final tune
up before the South Atlantic Conference Championship on Saturday
morning in the USC Upstate Invitational.
The Lady Eagles claimed sixth place overall and were first among non-Division I schools, while the Eagles finished in eighth place in the meet, which was held at the Milliken Research Center.
Freshman Brooke Earhart (Dickson, Tenn.) paced the Lady Eagles with a 36th place finish. Earhart completed the 5K course in a time of 20:30. Fellow freshman Meredith Nix (Walhalla, S.C.) finished close behind Earhart in 37th place with a time of 20:32.
Catelyn Dake (Knoxville, Tenn.) (20:58) crossed the finish line in 43rd place, while Melissa Ford (Richmond, Va.) (21:20) and Cara Hawkins (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) (21:21) finished 52nd and 53rd, respectively. Tiffany Winchell (White Pine, Tenn.) (21:35), Lauren Henry (Greeneville, Tenn.) (22:11) and Rachel Logemann (St. Petersburg, Fla.) (22:39) rounded out the race for the Lady Eagles.
Junior Jonathan Madden (Franklin, Tenn.) led the Eagles with a 29th place finish. Madden completed the 8K race in a time of 28:27. Kody Pierson (Middleton, Ohio) claimed 46th place with a time of 29:48, while Wyatt Miles (Long Island, Va.) turned in a time of 29:57 to finish 49th.
Kent Pierson (Middleton, Ohio) placed 53rd with a time of 30:43, while Justin Browning (Madisonville, Tenn.) completed the course in a time of 32:01 for 62nd place.
The C-N cross country teams return to action next Saturday in the SAC Championship at Southside Park in Hickory, N.C. The meet is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.