LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Cornelius Kipchumba and sophomore Joel Barlow both finished in the Top 10 and Cumberland placed second as a team in cross country action Saturday at the Fast Cats Classic in Owensboro, Ky.
Kipchumba posted his second Top-3 showing this season in four races, placing third in 26:42 in the 8K event. He was just seven seconds from second place.
Barlow finished sixth in 27:12 while sophomore Nate Mihnovich was 12th in 27:47. Junior Jerry Rojas crossed the final line in 28:43 for the Phoenix for 26th place and senior Chris Swann finished the race in 29:09 for 37th.
Senior Carlos Tirado placed 63rd for CU in 30:01, freshman Eric Sparks was 75th in 31:02 and sophomore Carlos Angeles-Solis finished 97th in 31:30. Sophomore Titus Williams and senior Michael Rogers were 117th and 124th, respectively, with times of 32:42 and 33:16.
Cumberland finished second in the team standings with 84 points, behind only Campbellsville University, who had 67 points. The Phoenix race again in two weeks at the Sand Shark Invitational in Hardeeville, S.C.
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS – 8K
3. Cornelius Kipchumba, 26:42
6. Joel Barlow, 27:12
12. Nate Mihnovich, 27:47
26. Jerry Rojas, 28:43
37. Chris Swann, 29:09
63. Carlos Tirado, 30:01
75. Eric Sparks, 31:02
97. Carlos-Angeles Solis, 31:30
117. Titus Williams, 32:42
124. Michael Rogers 33:16