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Men's cross country finish third at Atlantic Sun Championships, ETSU women finish ninth
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Boiling Springs, N.C. (Oct. 28, 2006) - The ETSU men's cross country team finished third at the A-Sun Cross Country Championships, which was held Saturday in Boiling Springs, N.C. The Bucs finished with 96 points, behind Kennesaw (79 points) and Belmont (21 points).
The Bucs were led by sophomore's Michael Deren (
The top three runners on the men's side were only split apart by four seconds, as Belmont's Colin Magut and Ryan Snellen finished one-two, completing the course in 25:48 and 25:50. Scott Burley of
Junior Jordan Ladd (
Two ETSU runners received A-Sun honors during the post-race awards ceremony. Deren was named to the all-conference team after his successful season, and Penny received an all-freshmen team nod after his top-25 finish on Saturday.
"The men picked up their pace down the stretch, but it was too little too late," said head coach David Walker. "Our guys know in order to get to the top next year we need to train and practice harder."
The Lady Bucs finished the 5,000 meter course in ninth place with 244 points.
Freshman Victoria Currie (
"It was a disappointing race for us, because we finished the regular season eighth and we wanted to finish higher than that today at the championships," said coach Michelle Byrne.
Alicia Valtin (
The Bucs will not compete now until Nov. 11, when they travel to