Trio leads cross country at MSC Preview
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Trio leads cross country at MSC Preview
Freshman Jerry Rojas placed 10th on Saturday at the Mid-South Conference Preview in Bowling Green, Ky. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Garang Madut, Jerry Rojas and Riley Killian all finished in the Top 10, leading the Cumberland cross country teams Saturday at the Mid-South Conference Preview in Bowling Green, Ky.

Killian, a freshman, was the top finisher for the women’s team for the second straight week, coming in 10th in 21:24.30 on the 5K course that will also host the conference championships in November. Sophomore Claudia Tepox and freshman Amber Mays placed 14th and 15th, respectively, with times of 22:07.14 and 22:14.79.

Senior Alesa Steiner was 24th in 23:17.98, while sophomore Michaela Postell finished 28th in 23:42.22 and sophomore Gavin DuVall placed 20th in 23:48.98.

Senior Madut finished eighth on the 8K men’s course in 28:25.70 and freshman Rojas was 10th in 28:30.08. Freshman Jake Royster placed 13th in 29:03.78, while senior Tanner Harp and sophomore Chris Swann were 15th and 16th, respectively, with times of 29:38.91 and 29:48.74.

Junior Kason Halfacre placed 19th in 30:21.02 and sophomore Carlos Tirado was 21st in 31:06.76. Senior Spencer Rearick finished 43rd in 34:06.52 and sophomore Michael Rogers placed 46th in 35:21.46.

Cumberland runs again next Saturday at the Rhodes Invitational in Memphis, Tenn., before taking a week off and racing October at the Greater Louisville Classic in Louisville, Ky.

MEN – 8K
8. Garang Madut, 28:25.70
10. Jerry Rojas, 28:30.08
13. Jake Royster, 29:03.78
15. Tanner Harp, 29:38.91
16. Chris Swann, 29:48.74
19. Kason Halfacre, 30:21.02
21. Carlos Tirado, 31:06.76
43. Spencer Rearick, 34:06.52
46. Michael Rogers, 35:21.46

10. Riley Killian, 21:24.30
14. Claudia Tepox, 22:07.14
15. Amber Mays, 22:14.79
24. Alesa Steiner, 23:17.98
28. Michaela Postell, 23:42.22
30. Gavin DuVall, 23:48.98