Cross Country Teams Win Sewanee Invitational

Credit: Amber Brown
Credit: Amber Brown

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee cross country teams picked up wins in dual meets at the 2019 Sewanee Invitational, held on The Course at Sewanee on Saturday morning.

Sewanee Women's Cross Country: Finished 1st of 2 teams (26 points)
Sewanee Men's Cross Country: Finished 1st of 2 teams (24 points)
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-Molly Joseph finished with a 25:10.3 time in the first 6K race of the season for Sewanee to finish in second place.

-Ellie Herron (25:35.60) and Ann Chapman Haynes (25:55.30) finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the race. Haynes set a new personal best in the 6K.

-Janie Schmitt finished in seventh with a time of 26:18.40, and Patricia Hammett scored with a 27:39.90.

-Other scorers include Elizabeth Chandler (28:16.30) and Madison Sellers (28:28.90).

-Sewanee held off Ouachita Baptist, an NCAA Division II institution, by posting 26 points to OBU's 29. Two Oglethorpe runners also participated in the meet.

-Jack Barganier won the men's 8K race with a season-best time of 27:46.00, 36 seconds ahead of Oglethorpe's Sam Hunt.

-Bram Atkins (28:44.30) finished in third place for Sewanee.

-Wesley Cusack (28:55.20) and Sam Kearley (29:48.40) each recorded season-best marks in Saturday's race.

-Other Sewanee scorers include Rob Mohr (30:23.50), Patrick Rodriguez (30:58.60) and Ian Boer (31:51.30).

-Scoring 24 points in the race, the Tigers fended off the Stormy Petrels in Oglethorpe, who scored 31 points.

The Tigers are back in action next weekend at the Louisville Classic at the University of Louisville.

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