Mens Cross Country to Compete at the Brooks Paul Short Run
CONWAY, S.C. -- The Coastal Carolina University men’s cross country team has earned at least one of the top three spots in its first three races. The Chanticleers now face another tough field at the 35th annual Brooks Paul Short Run Friday, Oct. 3 in Bethlehem, Pa.
The field includes 14 teams that are regionally ranked in this week’s U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll, including nationally ranked Iona College (#4) and Wisconsin (#6). The Chants are one of three Big South Conference teams participating in this meet alongside Liberty and VMI.
The Chanticleers are coming off an impressive showing at the Big South Conference Preview (Sept. 20), where junior Jamie McCarthy (Riverstick, Ireland/North Monastery) ran a solid race finishing third with a time of 26:19.1. The top three finishers were three seconds apart, as Liberty’s Jordan McDougal and Josh Edmonds edged out McCarthy both recording a time of 26:16.2.
Freshman Kyle Kling (Louisville, Ohio/Louisville) ran his first 8k race as a Chanticleer, crossing the finish line with a time of 26:50.0. Sophomore Kevin Davis (Horsham, Pa./Hatboro Horsham) is running well for Coastal Carolina and has been the third Chant across the line in every race this season.
Juniors Ryan Caputo (Clarks Summit, Pa./Abington Heights) and David Mead (Columbia, S.C./Ridgeview) and redshirt freshman Rob Delviscio (Morton, Pa./Ridley) round out the field of competitors for the Chanticleers this week.
Last year, Coastal Carolina finished 29th out of 41 teams at the Brooks Paul Short Run. The Chanticleers totaled 762 points, finishing ahead of fellow Big South Conference teams Radford and VMI.