Sept. 4, 2009
COLUMBIA, S.C. – For the second year in a row, the Coastal Carolina University men’s cross country team won in its first meet of the season, capturing the team title at the Gamecock Open 5k with five of the seven Chanticleers finishing in the top eight.
Sophomore Kyle Kling claimed the individual crown with a time of 15:19.39. Not far behind was freshman Jarod Williams, who finished third with a time of 15:42.74. Last year’s Gamecock Open winner, senior Jamie McCarthy finished fourth overall with his time of 15:44.40. Redshirt junior Max Hacker finished sixth overall at 15:55.27 and freshman Josh Tormasi followed at seventh with a time of 15:56.52. Senior Ryan Caputo finished with a time of 16:11.12 to put him in 12th place and redshirt junior David Mead rounded out the team coming in 35th with a time of 17:28.47.
“I am really pleased with the results,” Head Coach Jeff Jacobs stated. “The guys have started off the season well. Kyle led the way with a 44 second improvement over last year’s time on the same course. He has taken his fitness to a whole new level.”
The team returns home to host the Coastal Carolina University Invitational at Quail Creek Golf Course on Fri., Sept. 18. The men are slated to start at 6:10 p.m.