Cross Country Wraps Up Regular Season at the Berry Invitational

Credits: Amber Brown and Lyn Hutchinson
Credits: Amber Brown and Lyn Hutchinson

ROME, Ga. - The Sewanee cross country teams concluded the regular season on Saturday with the Berry Invitational.

Sewanee Women's Cross Country: Finished 4th of 13 teams (138 points)
Sewanee Men's Cross Country: Finished 8th of 15 teams (189 points)
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-Of the 10 runners competing in Saturday's 6K race, nine either set season bests or personal bests.

-Molly Joseph improved her 6K time by almost a minute with a 24:19.0 mark, good for 24th out of 120 runners.

-Ann Chapman Haynes ran to a 31st place finish of 24:47.8 for a new season best. The junior improved the mark by over a minute, and she missed her personal best time by five seconds of 24:42.8.

-Ellie Herron recorded a 34th place time of 25:05.1 as the senior improved her personal best by 30 seconds.

-Janie Schmitt ran a 25:40.9, while Patricia Hammett crossed the finish line at 26:57.3.

-Other finishers include Perry Gresham (27:15.2), Mary Ackerly (28:19.4), Madison Sellers (28:25.5), Haley Hubert (30:53.9) and Jean Tankard (31:15.7).

-Sewanee finished fourth overall at the meet, third among Division III schools, and second among Southern Athletic Association (SAA) teams behind Berry.

-On the men's side, Ash Midyett finished 13th overall, seventh among Division III runners with a 26:18.0. The senior improved his season best from the Louisville Classic two weeks ago by 1.4 seconds.

-Jack Barganier posted a 27:00 mark in the 8K race on Saturday, finishing in 38th place.

-Bram Atkins and Sam Kearley finished with a 27:53.3 and 27:55.5 time, respectively.

-Wesley Cusack posted a personal best of 28:27.4 in Saturday's race.

-Other finishers include Ian Boer (29:42.4), Rob Mohr (30:01.9), Patrick Rodriguez (30:14.1), Rob Ritchie (30:48.5) and Joseph Brown (31:19.5).

-The men's team finished eighth overall out of 15 teams in the 8K race. The Tigers finished sixth among Division III runners.

The Tigers will next prepare for the 2019 SAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 2. The teams will return to Berry for the conference meet.

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