Collier finishes fifth to pace Newberry cross country teams
Saturday, September 24, 2011

WINGATE, N.C. - The Newberry men's cross country team finished tied for fifth out of seven teams while the women finished sixth out of seven at the Bulldog Stampede hosted by South Atlantic Conference foe Wingate on Saturday morning.

The Newberry men were led by freshman Nathan Collier (Weatherford, Texas) who finished in third place with an 8k time of 26:59. Collier finished in the top-10 for the fourth consecutive race. He was the only top-10 finisher but teammate Justin Golay (Springfield, Mo.) finished 13th with a time of 28:35 and Austin Sorensen (Murrieta, Calif.) finished 17th.

On a 5k course, the Newberry women were led by Rebecca Eddy (Eugene, Ore.) who finished 13th with a time of 21:45. Only three spots behind Eddy was freshman Kelley Strong (Union, S.C.) who finished in 16th place and senior Nicole Whittle (Port Richey, Fla.) finished 18th.

Newberry continues the cross country season on Sept. 30 at the Charlotte Cross Country Invitational.

Men's Team Results

1. Wingate University (Gold) 28
2. Brevard 95
3. Wingate University (Blue) 110
4. Pfeiffer University 111
5. Newberry 114
5. Benedict College 114
7. Catawba College 116

Men's Individual Results

5. Nathan Collier 26:59
13. Justin Golay 28:35
17. Austin Sorensen 29:16
36. Travis Laxton 34:22
43. Davis Bagwell 44:10

Women's Team Results

1. Wingate University Gold 39
2. Pfeiffer University 62
3. Brevard 87
4. Wingate University Blue 100
5. Catawba College 107
6. Newberry 112
7. Benedict College 175

Women's Individual Results

13. Rebecca Eddy 21:45
16. Kelley Strong 21:58
18. Nicole Whittle 22:23
32. Ariel Strong 24:43
33. Stephanie Powell 24:47