Barlow, Tepox lead cross country in opening meet
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Barlow, Tepox lead cross country in opening meet
Sophomore Jerry Rojas finished 20th on Saturday night at the BROOKS Memphis Twilight Classic. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Joel Barlow finished eighth for the men and junior Claudia Tepox paced the women with a 26th-place showing, leading the Cumberland cross country teams late Saturday night at the BROOKS Memphis Twilight Classic in Memphis, Tenn.

Among the non-NCAA Division I institutions, Barlow was eighth with a time of 21:20.6 on the four-mile course at Mike Rose Park. Sophomore Jerry Rojas finished 20th in 21:49.1, while junior Chris Swann placed 29th in 22:09.7 and junior Michael Rogers was 38th in 22:45.6.

Junior Carlos Tirado finished 43rd in 23:00.6, with freshman Nate Mihnovich in 49th in 23:13.9 and freshman Tim Vanjohnson, Jr., in 61st in 24:16.5. Freshmen Titus Williams and Carlos Angeles-Solis placed 65th and 69th, respectively, with times of 25:11.7 and 26:16.7.

Tepox was the top finisher for the women in 26th with a time of 20:54.1, while freshman Anna Grose finished 29th in 20:57.7 and junior Taylor Blankenship placed 31st in 20:57.9.

Freshman Elaine Park crossed the finish line in 34th in 21:12.7, with sophomore Gavin DuVall in 41st in 21:42.4. Sophomore Michaela Postell and freshman Hannah Spring finished 43rd and 44th, respectively, with times of 21:47.6 and 21:53.0.

Cumberland runs again this Saturday at the Freed Speed Open in Henderson, Tenn.

WOMEN’S RESULTS – 5K
26. Claudia Tepox, 20:54.1
29. Anna Grose, 20:57.7
31. Taylor Blankenship, 20:57.9
34. Elaine Park, 21:12.7
41. Gavin DuVall, 21:42.4
43. Michaela Postell, 21:47.6
44. Hannah Spring, 21:53.0

MEN’S RESULTS – 4 miles
8. Joel Barlow, 21:20.6
20. Jerry Rojas, 21:49.1
29. Chris Swann, 22:09.7
38. Michael Rogers, 22:45.6
43. Carlos Tirado, 23:00.6
49. Nate Mihnovich, 23:13.9
61. Tim Vanjohnson Jr., 24:16.5
65. Titus Williams, 25:11.7
69. Carlos Angeles-Solis, 26:16.7