Men finish in a tie for 6th; Women take 8th place at SAC Championships

Men finish in a tie for 6th; Women take 8th place at SAC Championships
Saturday, October 24, 2009 | by Newberry College XC competes at 2009 Food Lion SAC Championship race

NEWTON, N.C. - The Newberry College men's and women's cross country competed at the 2009 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Cross Country Championships at Southside Park in Newton, N.C. on Saturday morning.

The Newberry men tied for sixth place with Brevard College with 165 points. Mars Hill College won the SAC Championship in the men's division with a score of 27 with three out of the top four individual finishes coming from Lions.

Individually, junior Brad House (Lexington, S.C.) finished in 19th place, running a time of 28:17.95. Senior Felipe Sobrinho (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) took 29th place with a time of 29:07.29 and freshman Reinel Licea (Miami, Fla.) came in 33rd with a time of 29:41.45.

Tusculum College's Simon Holzapfel was the individual SAC Champion with a final time of 25:53.96.

For the women, Newberry finished the SAC Championship in 8th place running a combined time of 2:05:27.00 and a total of 219. Lenoir-Rhyne University is the 2009 SAC Champion after running a 1:42:44.96 with the first, fifth, and sixth place individual finishers.

Newberry's Jennifer Johnson (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.), a senior, placed 40th with a time of 24:19.77 while fellow senior Whitney Wiles came in 43rd with a 24:29.63.

Senior Ashton Sullivan (Aiken, S.C.) placed 46th at 24:58.08 and Richelle Mirabal (Tampa, Fla.) took 50th with a time of 25:21.32.

The women's individual champion was Kate Griewisch. The sophomore for Lenoir-Rhyne ran a time of 18:27.12.

2009 Food Lion SAC Championships
Southside Park Newton, N.C.

Men's Final Results

1.Mars Hill College272:13:47.75
2.Lenoir-Rhyne University662:18:33.95
3.Wingate University752:19:08.78
4.Catawba College1292:27:36.50
5.Carson-Newman College1562:28:36.86
6.Brevard College1652:30:48.71
Newberry College1652:30:08.71
8.Lincoln Memorial University1812:34:26.99
9.Tusculum College1942:41:32.77

Newberry Men Individuals
19. Brad House 28:17.95
29. Felipe Sobrinho 29:07.29
33. Reinel Licea 29:41.45
46. Seth Utley 31:22.41
47. Ty Skinner 31:39.61
55. Jake Corbit 33:42.25
57. David Faulkner 34:14.06

Women's Final Results

1.Lenoir-Rhyne University371:42:44.96
2.Carson-Newman College471:45:23.67
3.Wingate University851:49:38.98
4.Lincoln Memorial University941:50:31.88
5.Catawba College1171:53:19.77
6.Mars Hill College1922:02:48.13
7.Brevard College2032:02:59.59
8.Newberry College2192:05:27.00
9.Tusculum College2362:09:56.46

Newberry Women Individuals
40. Jennifer Johnson 24:19.77
43. Whitney Wiles 24:29.63
46. Ashton Sullivan 24:58.08
50. Richelle Mirabal 25:21.32
55. Priscilla Sales 26:18.20