Madut, Harp lead Bulldogs at Berry Invite
Monday, October 20, 2014
Madut, Harp lead Bulldogs at Berry Invite
Alesa Steiner finished 96th on the 6K course at Mt. Berry on Saturday. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Garang Madut finished 43rd and Tanner Harp was 76th while Keaton Gaffney and Alesa Steiner both placed in the Top 100, leading the Cumberland cross country squads in the 19-team Berry Invitational on Saturday in Mount Berry, Ga.

Madut, a sophomore, completed the 8K course in 28:05.20 for 43rd-place among 185 runners, while Harp, another sophomore, was 76th in 29:18.30. Sophomore Spencer Rearick was 123rd in 32:26.40, while senior David Cheers crossed the finish line 134th in 35:21.90 and freshman John Daugherty placed 137th in 36:23.70.

Gaffney, a junior, paced the women’s team in 87th, finishing the 6K course in 26:38.30 and Steiner, a sophomore, was 96th in 26:59.80. Junior Savannah Pitt placed 136th in 30:31.40 while junior Chelsea Reeves finished 144th in 33:16.10, junior Megan Hacker was 149th in 37:02.90 and sophomore Christi Armstrong came across in 150th in 37:03.80.

The two teams run again this Saturday at the St. Louis Fall Classic in St. Louis, Mo., the final event before the Mid-South Conference Championships on November 8.

43. Garang Madut, 28:05.20
76. Tanner Harp, 29:18.30
123. Spencer Rearick, 32:26.40
134. David Cheers, 35:21.90
137. John Daugherty, 36:23.70

87. Keaton Gaffney, 26:38.30
96. Alesa Steiner, 26:59.80
136. Savannah Pitt, 30:31.40
144. Chelsea Reeves, 33:16.10
149. Megan Hacker, 37:02.90
150. Christi Armstrong, 37:03.80