Madut places 12th at Berry Invitational
Monday, October 17, 2016
Madut places 12th at Berry Invitational
Senior Garang Madut finished 12th on Saturday at the Berry Invitational in Mt. Berry, Ga. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Garang Madut finished 12th and sophomore Claudia Tepox led the women with a 45th-place showing for the Cumberland cross country teams on Saturday at the Berry Invitational in Mt. Berry, Ga.

Madut covered the 8K course in 26:43.59 for 12th place among 189 runners, while freshman Jerry Rojas finished 34th in 27:34.39. Senior Tanner Harp came in 41st in 27:44.44, freshman Jake Royster was 49th in 27:57.19 and sophomore Chris Swann placed 60th in 28:19.02.

Junior Kason Halfacre finished 68th with a time of 28:45.54 and sophomore Carlos Tirado was three placed behind in 28:52.15. Freshman Jordan Hill and sophomore Michael Rogers placed 96th and 97th, respectively, in 29:03.65 and 29:03.81, while senior Spencer Rearick was 135th in 30:52.44.

Tepox paced the women for the first time this season, completing the 6K course in 25:21.86. Freshmen Riley Kilian and Amber Mays finished 53rd and 58th, respectively, with times of 25:50.34 and 25:58.12, and senior Alesa Steiner came in 66th in 26:37.93.

Sophomore Gavin DuVall finished 80th in 27:25.98, sophomore Michaela Postell was 83rd in 27:40.74 and sophomore Taylor Blankenship made her season debut, placing 95th in 28:22.76.

Cumberland races again this coming Saturday at the St. Louis Fall Classic in St. Louis, Mo., and takes part in the Mid-South Conference Championships in Bowling Green, Ky., on November 5.

12. Garang Madut, 26:43.59
34. Jerry Rojas, 27:34.39
41. Tanner Harp, 27:44.44
49. Jake Royster, 27:57.19
60. Chris Swann, 28:19.02
68. Kason Halfacre, 28:45.54
71. Carlos Tirado, 28:52.15
96. Jordan Hill, 29:03.65
97. Michael Rogers, 29:03.81
135. Spencer Rearick, 30:52.44

45. Claudia Tepox, 25:21.86
53. Riley Kilian, 25:50.34
58. Amber Mays, 25:58.12
66. Alesa Steiner, 26:37.93
80. Gavin DuVall, 27:25.98
83. Michaela Postell, 27:40.74
95. Taylor Blankenship, 28:22.76