Mays finishes 14th, Barlow 28th at Fast Cats Classic
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Mays finishes 14th, Barlow 28th at Fast Cats Classic
Sophomore Amber Mays posted a season-best time of 19:50.05 to finish 14th on Saturday at the Fast Cats Classic. (Credit Ken Badylak)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Amber Mays finished 14th and freshman Joel Barlow placed 20th, leading the Cumberland cross country teams at the Fast Cats Classic on Saturday in Owensboro, Ky.

Mays completed the 5K course in 19:50.05, good for 14th place among 114 runners in a season-best 19:50.05. Junior Taylor Blankenship was 28th in 20:27.80, while freshman Elaine Park and junior Claudia Tepox finished 42nd and 44th, respectively, with times of 21:01.13 and 21:04.77.

Sophomore Gavin DuVall crossed the finish line in 21:13.62 for 47th overall, freshman Hannah Spring was 50th in 21:31.51 and sophomore Michaela Postell came in 61st in 22:04.75.

Barlow paced the men once again with a 20th-place showing in 27:31.95 on the 8K course, while junior Chris Swann placed 35th in 27:56.19. Sophomore Jerry Rojas and freshman Nate Mihnovich finished 40th and 41st, respectively, with times of 28:13.71 and 28:16.05, and junior Carlos Tirado was 49th in 28:57.02.

Freshman Titus Williams placed 62nd in 29:398.34, junior Michael Rogers was 65th in 29:48.43 and freshman Nikita Fopiano came in 80th in 30:07.97. Sophomore Jordan Hill finished 92nd in 30:57.78 in his first race of the season, while freshman Timothy Vanjohnson, Jr., was 98th in 31:10.37 and freshman Carlos Angeles-Solis placed 103rd in 31:21.07.

Cumberland runs in two weeks at the St. Louis Fall Classic in St. Louis, Mo., before the Mid-South Conference Championships take place November 4 in Bowling Green, Ky.

MEN’S RESULTS – 8K
20. Joel Barlow, 27:31:95
35. Chris Swann, 27:56:19
40. Jerry Rojas, 28:13:71
41. Nate Mihnovich, 28:16:05
49. Carlos Tirado, 28:57:02
62. Titus Williams, 29:39:34
65. Michael Rogers, 29:48:43
80. Nikita Fopiano, 30:07:97
92. Jordan Hill, 30:57:78
98. Timothy Vanjohnson, Jr., 31:10:37
103. Carlos Angeles-Solis, 31:21:07

WOMEN’S RESULTS – 5K
14. Amber Mays, 19:50:05
28. Taylor Blankenship, 20:27:80
42. Elaine Park, 21:01:13
44. Claudia Tepox, 21:04:77
47. Gavin DuVall, 21:13:62
50. Hannah Spring, 21:31:51
61. Michaela Postell, 22:04:75