Men's Cross Country Seventh at Big South Championship

Kyle Kling

Kyle Kling

Oct. 30, 2010


BLACKSBURG, Va.- The Coastal Carolina men’s cross country team finished seventh at the 2010 Big South Championship meet presented by UCS and Musco Lighting hosted by Radford University at the Blacksburg Middle School Course.

The Flames’ Sam Chelanga finished first in the men’s 8K to take home Runner of the Year honors.  Liberty posted 33 points, followed by High Point (45) and VMI (69).  In fourth-place was Winthrop with 134 points and Radford closed the top five with 153 points.  In sixth was UNC Asheville with 162 points and in seventh was Coastal Carolina with 205 points.  Charleston Southern (209) and Gardner-Webb (247) rounded out the list.

Leading the way as he has all season for the Chanticleers was Kyle Kling earning All-Big South Conference team and All-Academic honors.  Kling placed seventh in the 81 competitor field with a time of 25:13.  Finishing second for Coastal was John Heron in 55th in a time of 28:15.  Placing third through fifth for the Chants were Cameron Wells (28:24), Andre Enoch (29:27), and Spencer Lange (29:28).

Competing in his final Big Couth cross country championship, despite season plagued with injuries, was senior Rob Delviscio rounding out the Chanticleer competitors crossing the finish line in 29:44. 

“Kyle Kling ran his most impressive meet of the season,” said head coach Jeff Jacobs.  “This was a very tough, competitive field and he showed that he was capable of running near the front throughout the 8K race.” 

The Chanticleers will return to action on Saturday, Nov. 13 as the team travels to Louisville, Ky. to compete in the NCAA Southeast Regional. 

Team Results
Liberty- 33
High Point- 45
VMI- 69
Winthrop- 134
Radford- 153
UNC Asheville- 162
Coastal Carolina- 205

Charleston Southern- 209
Gardner-Webb- 247
2010 Big South All-Conference Team

Sam Chelanga, Liberty
Evans Kigen, Liberty
Josh Edmonds, Liberty
Neal Darmody, High Point
Adam Freudanthal, Winthrop
Patrick Crawford, High Point
Kyle Kling, Coastal Carolina
Felix Kitur, VMI
Andrey Dmitriev, VMI
Jevin Monds, High Point

2010 Runner of the Year

Sam Chelanga, Liberty
2010 Freshman of the Year
Patrick Crawford, High Point
2010 Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Josh Edmonds, Liberty
2010 Cross Country All-Academic Team

Josh Edmonds, Liberty
Jevin Monds, High Point
Kyle Kling, Coastal Carolina
Andrew King, Charleston Southern
Adam Freudenthal, Winthrop
Paul Steinke, Gardner-Webb
Adam Schnapp, UNC Asheville
Nicholas Baer, Presbyterian College
Sam Keltner, Radford
Coach of the Year
Brant Tolsma, Liberty



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