Newberry men's XC places fourth among non-D-I schools
Saturday, September 19, 2009 | by Scarlet and gray compete at the Winthrop Asics Invitational

ROCK HILL, S.C. - The Newberry College men's cross country team finished in fourth place and women's team finished in sixth at the Garnet Division of the Wintrop Asics Fall Classic in Rock Hill, S.C. on Saturday morning.

The Newberry men combined for a total score of 84 to place fourth out of five teams in the non-Division I level of the race. The total time for the scarlet and gray was 2:32:45.68 with an average of 30:55.54. The Garnet Division was won by South Atlantic Conference rival Mars Hill College.

Junior Brad House (Lexington, S.C.) finished in 14th place amongst Garnet Division runners and 63rd overall after running a 29:14.51. Senior Felipe Sobrinho (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil) came in 70th place overall, but 16th in the Garnet Division with a run of 30:41.92.

Right behind Sobrinho was freshman Reinel Licea (Miami, Fla.) running a 30:53.56 and finishing in 16th in the Garnet Division and 70th overall. Senior Seth Utley (Columbia, S.C.) finished in 18th and 74th place with a time of 31:44.59 and Ty Skinner (Woodruff, S.C.) ran a 32:03.12 for 19th and 76th placements.

The Newberry women's team finished in sixth place with a total time of 2:21.24.24 and an average of 28:16.85.

Senior Jennifer Johnson (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) was the top individual finisher for the scarlet and gray coming in 16th in the Garnet Division and 90th in the overall competition. Johnson ran a 24:47.14. Finishing one spot behind Johnson was Richelle Mirabal (Tampa, Fla.), running a 24:53.20.

Senior Sarah Grigor (Oakville, Ontario) placed 28th in the Garnet Division and 105th overall with a time of 28:59.54 while Priscilla Sales (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) finished in 31st and 108th at 30:17.51.

Newberry's next cross country meet will be Saturday, September 26 in Charleston, S.C. for The Citadel Invitational.

Wingate Asics Inviational
Rock Hill, S.C.


Men's Garnet Division Results
1. Mars Hill College 2:15:51.18
2. Erskine College 2:25:33.98
3. Benedict College 2:32:45.68
4. Newberry College 2:34:37.70
5. Paine College 3:08:08.16

Women's Garnet Division Results
1. Anderson University 1:43:53.89
2. Erskine College 1:52:41.23
3. Mars Hill College 2:08:37.06
4. Paine College 2:15:04.16
5. Benedict College 2:17:39.28
6. Newberry College 2:21:24.24

Individual Results

Men's XC
14/63. Brad House 29:14.51
16/70. Felipe Sobrinho 30:41.92
17/71. Reinel Licea 30:53.56
18/74. Seth Utley 31:44.59
19/76. Ty Skinner 32:03.12
24/84. Chris Duncan 34:27.71
26/89. David Faulkner 35:42.73
90. Jake Corbit 36:34.78
98. Chris McMillon 40:44.11

Women's XC
16/90. Jennifer Johnson 24:47.14
17/91. Richelle Mirabal 24:53.20
28/105. Sarah Grigor 28:59.54
31/108. Priscilla Sales 30:17.51
34/112. Nicole Feagin 32:26.85