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Men's Cross Country Gets Its First Glance at Big South Competition

Men's Cross Country Gets Its First Glance at Big South Competition

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CONWAY, S.C. -- The Coastal Carolina University men’s cross country team will get its first taste at Big South Conference competition Sept. 13 as it travels to Lynchburg, Va., for the Big South Conference Preview at Liberty. Race time is set for 9:15 a.m.

The Chanticleers took two of the top three spots last week at the Coastal Carolina Invitational, as freshman Kyle Kling (Louisville, Ohio/Louisville) finished the 6k race in second place just ahead of junior Jamie McCarthy (Riverstick, Ireland/North Monastery) who crossed the line in third place. The Chanticleers were second overall with a team score of 42, just behind UNC Wilmington, who earned 39 points to snag the title. It was the first time Coastal Carolina surrendered the crown.

This week, Coastal Carolina entries include Kling and McCarthy.  The two runners have finished among the top three in the Chanticleers two races this season. Kling will get his first glance at the Big South field, after finishing second in his first two races as a Chanticleer.

Sophomore Kevin Davis (Horsham, Pa./Hatboro Horrsham) and junior Ryan Caputo (Clarks Summit, Pa./Abington Heights) will look to crack the top 10 after placing 12th and 15th, respectively, at the Coastal Carolina Invitational.

Sophomore David Mead (Columbia, S.C./Ridgeview) and redshirt freshman
Rob Delviscio (Morton, Pa./Ridley) are the final entries for the Chanticleers as they prepare for Big South competition.

Clocking in With the Chants

Aug. 26 - Coastal Carolina Tabbed Fourth in PreSeason Poll: The Coastal Carolina men’s cross country team was picked to finish fourth in the Big South Conference, as voted on by the league’s coaches. Liberty, the three-time Big South Conference champions, earned the top spot with nine first-place votes and 99 out of a possible 100 points.

Aug. 29 - Men’s Cross Country Tops the Field at the Gamecock Invitational: The Chanticleers had six runners finish in the top 12 to win the Gamecock Inivitational. Junior Jamie McCarthy topped the field finishing in a time of 15:41.46 to claim the individual title, while freshman Kyle Kling placed second with a time of 16:03.05. Redshirt freshman Rob Delviscio ran 16:41(5th) in his first race, edging out sophomore Kevin Davis who crossed the line at 17:02.21(6th). David Mead ran 17:12.30 (8th) while junior Ryan Caputo finished with a time of 17:28.59 (12th).

Sept. 4 - McCarthy Earns Big South Runner of the Week:
Junior Jamie McCarthy was named the Big South Conference Choice Hotel Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week. McCarthy finished first at the Gamecock Invitational, clicking in at 15:41.46. The Chanticleers claimed the team title with 22 points, ahead of Mercer (43 points) and Presbyterian (84 points).
 
Sept. 13 - Men’s Cross County Earns Second Place at the Coastal Carolina Invitational: The Chanticleers took two of the top three spots, as freshman Kyle Kling (Louisville, Ohio/Louisville) finished second just ahead of junior Jamie McCarthy (Riverstick, Ireland/North Monastery). The Chanticleers were second overall with a team score of 42, just behind UNC Wilmington who earned 39 points and the title.