LEHIGH, PA. -- The Coastal Carolina mens cross country team finished seventh overall at the Paul Short Run in Lehigh, Pa., on Friday, Sept. 29.
In a field of 42 teams and 278 finishers, the Chanticleer men, currently ranked 10th in the southeast region, finished with five runners in the top 100 and two finishers with personal best times. The Chants scored 294 points in their seventh place finish. Winning the 8k race was Villanova who collected only 103 points and were followed by Pittsburgh in second and Columbia in third.
"I was very pleased with our finish in the race," Head Coach Jeff Jacobs said. "We were able to come out on top of schools in our conference and our region. I was very pleased with our teams effort, especially Jamie McCarthy who made a big push in the third mile to finish in the top 25."
Freshman Jamie McCarthy (Riverstick, Cork Co., Ireland/North Monastery) was the top finisher for Coastal in the 8K race, finishing in 24th place in a time of 24:59. Close behind McCarthy was senior Doug Currie (Sarnia, Ontario/Sarnia Northern) who finished in a time of 25:02 in 29th place.
Other Chant finishers were freshman John Heron (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius), who was 68th with a time of 25;26, freshman Max Hacker (Hazelwood, Mo./Hazelwood West) placing 75th with a time of 25:31, and junior Blair Paul (Queenston, Ontario/Sir Winston Churchill) rounding out the top 100 in 98th place with a personal-best time of 25:46.
Junior Jake Morris (Aiken, S.C./Aiken) finished in 140th place in a time of 26:12 and senior Timmy Supplee (Columbia, S.C./Irmo) recorded a personal best time of 26:33 and finished in 171st place.
The Chanticleers will have next week off and then head to Terre Haute, Ind., on Saturday, Oct. 14 to compete in the the NCAA Pre-Nationals.