Men's Cross Country Finishes Seventh Out of 17 Teams At Furman Invitational

Men's Cross Country Finishes Seventh Out of 17 Teams At Furman Invitational

The Belmont Abbey Men's Cross Country team totaled 192 points on Saturday at the Furman Cross Country Classic.  Mt. Olive was the Team Champion of the "College Division" winning with a score of 23 point.  Emory (GA) was runner-up with 107 points and Lynchburg was third with 114.  There were 17 Teams in the division.

Tim Gill was the top finisher for the men, he finished 12th with a time 25:43 for the 7870m course.  Ryan Caulley was 44th Place with a time of 27:17.  Dustin Stewart (53rd, 27:37), Frank Spicer (64th, 28:07), and Mike Rogers (81st, 29:00) rounded out the top five scorers.  There were a total of 142 finishers in the division.

Coach Mike De Witt commented:  "The men did a solid job at this meet.  We were looking to get out a little stronger and compete with the field a notch better than last week, but we fell a little short of what was expected.  The good point is that we are training well and we have nearly 2 months to improve, which I am confident we will accomplish."