Newberry picked 12th in men's and women's polls


Newberry picked 12th in men's and women's polls
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | by Evan Nicely Athletic Communications

 

NEWBERRY – The Newberry College cross country teams were picked to finish 12th in the men’s and women’s preseason polls that were released today. 

With new head coach Phil Peterson taking the helm, he brings an impressive list of accomplishments, both running and coaching, and will look to have the Wolves on pace to see improvement. 

The men’s team is coming off a 23rd place at the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional last season and were led by a 73rd place finish by Nathan Collier (Weatherford, Texas/Weatherford). Collier finished the 10K course with a time of 34:23.

Senior Austin Sorensen (Murrieta, Calif./Vista) was Newberry second finisher with a time of 34:50 at 85th place. Sophomore Conner Roudabush (Goose Creek, S.C./Stratford) was 167th at 39:08, sophomore Christian Lawyer (Ladson, S.C./Cane Bay) was 183rd at 44:59.

On the women's side, senior Rebecca Eddy (Eugene, Ore./Henry D. Sheldon) led the Wolves at the NCAA regional by placing 166th with a time of 27:46. Behind her, junior Romina Adum (Guayaquil, Ecuador) was 171st at 27:53, senior Kelley Strong (Union, S.C./Union County) was 175th at 28:20 and sophomore Makaylyn Higgins (Easley, S.C./Pickens) was 201st at 30:21. The women's team competed as individuals.

Men’s Poll 

Pl

School

Pts

1

Mars Hill

120

2

Lenoir-Rhyne

112

3

Lincoln Memorial

95

4

Lincoln Memorial

80

 

Brevard

80

6

Wingate

78

7

Lenoir-Rhyne

68

8

Carson-Newman

42

9

Tusculum

38

10

Coker

28

11

Catawba

27

12

Newberry

24

 Women’s Poll 

Pl

School

Pts

1

Wingate

121

2

Queens

110

3

Mars Hill

97

4

Anderson

91

5

Lenior-Rhyne

86

6

Brevard

69

7

Lincoln Memorial

59

8

Catawba

44

9

Carson-Newman

39

10

Tusculum

32

11

Coker

23

12

Newberry

21