Men's Cross Country Finish Seventh at Big South Championship

The Chanticleers' top six finishers turned in career days as each turned in person record on the 8K course.

Freshman Evan Niciphor paced Coastal with a 17th place finish.

Freshman Evan Niciphor paced Coastal with a 17th place finish.

Oct. 29, 2011


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CONWAY - The host Coastal Carolina men's cross country team finished seventh at the 2011 Big South Championship meet presented by UCS and Musco Lighting at the Quail Creek Golf Club course on Saturday, Oct. 29.

The Liberty men posted 33 points to win the team title followed by High Point (40) and VMI (83).  In fourth-place was Campbell with 120 points as Winthrop closed the top five with 139 points.  Radford and Coastal Carolina finished for sixth and seventh respectively with tallies of 168 and 197 points.  The Flames' Zac Edwards won the event with a course-record time of 23:56 to pace five Liberty men's runners who finished inside the top 11.

The Chanticleers' top six finishers turned in career days as each recorded personal-records on the 8K course.

Leading the way for the Chants, as he has in each 8K race this season, was freshman Evan Niciphor earning a 17th place finish with a of 25:26.  Finishing second for Coastal was Joseph Keitt in 34th in a 26:13 clip.  Placing third through fifth for the Chants were Tyler Cummings (26:51), Cameron Wells (27:10) and Rob Delviscio (27:30).

Spencer Lange and Zach Hensel rounded out the Coastal competitors with efforts of 27:33 and 30:07, respectively.  

"The guys competed hard today as evident with six personal-best times," said head coach Jeff Jacobs.  "We have a bright future here at Coastal as each of our top three finishers were freshmen.  There are numerous positives to build upon going forward from this race into the NCAA Southeast Regional."

In addition to his person-best setting day, Wells was named to the Big South All-Academic team for his efforts in the classroom. 

The Chanticleers will return to action on Saturday, Nov. 12 as the team travels to Louisville, Ky. to compete in the NCAA Southeast Regional. 

2011 Big South All-Conference Team
Zac Edwards, Liberty
Jacob Smith, High Point
Patrick Crawford, High Point
Neal Darmody, High Point
Adam Freudanthal, Winthrop
David Ricksecker, Liberty
Caleb Edmonds, Liberty
Josh MacDonald, Liberty
Noah Hagos, VMI
Morgan Timiney, Campbell

2011 Runner of the Year
Zac Edwards, Liberty

2011 Freshman of the Year
Reese Ayer, High Point

2011 Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Neal Darmody, High Point

Coach of the Year
Brant Tolsma, Liberty

2011 Cross Country All-Academic Team
Neal Darmody, High Point
Hayden Hodges, VMI
Caleb Edmonds, Liberty
Mick McClay, Gardner-Webb
Matt Smith, Charleston Southern
Chris Schulist, Campbell
Cameron Wells, Coastal Carolina
Brian Trail, Presbyterian College
Adam Freudenthal, Winthrop



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