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Men's Cross Country Completes Paul Short Run

Sophomore Kyle Kling runs personal best.

Sophomore Kling placed 36th overall and ran a personal best.

Sophomore Kling placed 36th overall and ran a personal best.

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Oct. 2, 2009

The Coastal Carolina University men's cross country team completed the Brooks Paul Short Run (8k) in Bethlehem, Pa., Friday, Oct. 2 in the highly competitive gold race. The Chanticleers finished 38th overall out of 42 teams. Indiana grabbed the team title with four of its runners placing in the top eight.

“We had some good performances, but struggled in some places,” Head Coach Jeff Jacobs said. “It was a very competitive field, and probably the most competitive I’ve seen since we’ve been coming to this meet.”

 Also representing the Big South in the race was VMI, who finished one place behind the Chanticleers in 39th.

Sophomore Kyle Kling was the top finisher for the Chanticleers placing 37th with a personal best time of 24:27.

Junior Max Hacker crossed the line after Kling in 191th place to earn his second-best time of his career at 25:29.

Senior Jamie McCarthy finished with a time of 25:46 in 249th place overall and third for the Chanticleers, and fellow senior Ryan Caputo finished with a time of 25:54 in 268th place.

Freshman Jarod Williams rounded out the Chanticleer field in 26:26 placing at 337th.

The Chanticleers will travel to Boone N.C., on Friday, Oct 16 for the Blue Ridge Open, hosted by Appalachian State at 3:45 p.m.