Newberry men's XC places sixth in Wingate, N.C.
Saturday, September 12, 2009 | by Junior Brad House nabs 16th place

WINGATE, N.C. - The Newberry College men's and women's cross country teams competed at the Wingate Invitational on the campus of Wingate University on Saturday morning.

The Newberry men's squad finished in sixth place at a meet that featured 10 Division-II programs. The scarlet and gray finished with a combined score of 153; 22 points lower than South Atlantic Conference foe and seventh place Catawba College.

Newberry's Brad House (Lexington, S.C.) finished in 16th place individually with a time of 29:55 with a mile pace of 6:01. Senior Felipe Sobrinho (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil) placed 30th, running 4.96 miles in a total time of 31:44.

Freshman Reinel Licea (Miami, Fla.) finished just three spots behind Sobrinho in 33rd with a time of 31:58. Senior Seth Utley (Columbia, S.C.) placed 37th rounding out his meet at 32:44 and senior Ty Skinner (Woodruff, S.C.) came in 40th place at 33:05.

The Newberry women entered two runners in the women's race. Senior Ashton Sullivan (Barnwell, S.C.) finished in 40th at 31:19. Fellow senior Jennifer Johnson (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) ran a time of 32:01 and finished in 48th.

The women's team did not have enough participants to qualify for the final team standings.

Wingate Invitational
Wingate, N.C. 4.96 miles

Final Results Points
1. Anderson University 51
2. Wingate University 53
3. Mount Olive College 72
4. Francis Marion University 123
5. Pfeiffer University 125
6. Newberry College 153
7. Catawba College 178
8. Tusculum College 198
9. North Greenville University 207
10. Coker College 223

Newberry Individuals
Men's XC
16. Brad House 29:55
30. Felipe Sobrinho 31:44
33. Reneil Licea 31:58
37. Seth Utley 32:44
40. Ty Skinner 33:05
58. David Faulkner 35:54
63. Chris Duncan 36:43
67. Jacob Corbit 39:51
69. Jonathan Hymes 41:46

Women's XC
40. Ashton Sullivan 31:19
48. Jennifer Johnson 32:01