BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. - The Newberry men's cross country team finished 10th, while the women raced to an 11th place finish at the Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championships.
Mars Hill raced to its 17th-straight conference title, while the Wingate women earned their second straight title. Felix Duchampt of Queens earned the men's title, while Wingate's Keeley Wood picked up her second SAC title in a row.
The Newberry men finished 10th at the conference championship, led by junior Nathan Collier (Weatherford, Texas). Collier finished 32nd with a time of 28:02.
Sophomore Peter Hackett (Sumter, S.C.) finished 53rd at 28:52, junior Austin Sorensen (Murrieta, Calif.) finished close behind Hackett at 28:57 in 55th. Junior B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) finished 76th at 30:43, freshman Seth Howe was 77th at 30:43, freshman Connor Roudabush was 79th at 31:10 and freshman Taylor Manning was 91st at 35:54 to round out the Wolves' scoring. Freshman Christian Lawyer (Ladson, S.C.) finished 92nd at 36:45, but did not factor into the scoring.
The Newberry women placed 11th as the Wolves were led by junior Rebecca Eddy (Eugene, Ore.), who finished 57th at 22:21.
Freshmen Kirsten Nottingham (Murrieta, Calif.) was 61st at 22:30, junior Kelley Strong (Union, S.C.) was 71st at 22:58, junior Romina Adum (Guayaquil, Ecuador) placed 76th at 23:22, freshman Makaylyn Higgins (Easley, S.C.) was 94th at 24:46, senior Ariel Strong was 96th at 25:02 and sophomore Diana Terrell (Greer, S.C.) finished out the day for the Wolves at 99th with a time of 25:16.