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Men's Cross Country Completes Brooks Paul Short Run

Men's Cross Country Completes Brooks Paul Short Run

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BETHLEHEM, PA, -- The Coastal Carolina University men's cross country team completed the Brooks Paul Short Run (8k) in Bethlehem, Pa., Friday, Oct. 3. The Chanticleers finished 39th overall out of 45 teams, with only five of their nine runners competing in the race. Wisconsin grabbed the team title with three of its runners placing in the top seven. 

The Big South Conference was well represented as Liberty's Sam Chelenga captured the top spot in the Brown Championship Race, breaking the course record, crossing the line with a time of 23:05. Liberty finished 10th overall and VMI placed 32nd in the field.

Junior Jamie McCarthy (Riverstick, Ireland/North Monastery) was the top runner for the Chants for the third time this season, earning 80th place in the competitive field of 298 participants. McCarthy clicked in at 24:58, running the second-best race of his career.

Freshman Kyle Kling (Louisville, Ohio/Louisville) was next to cross the line with a personal best of 25:11. Kling's run was among the fastest times in Chanticleer history, with only McCarthy and former Chant Doug Currie besting his time.  

"Kyle ran an outstanding race, especially for a freshman on this course," said Head Coach Jeff Jacobs. "This was the best field I have ever seen at this race."

Sophomore Kevin Davis (Horsham, Pa./Hatboro Horsham) ran a solid 27:43, while redshirt freshman Rob Delviscio (Morton, Pa./Ridley) recorded a personal best with a time of 28:32.

Junior David Mead (Columbia, S.C./Ridgeview) shaved 22 seconds off his personal best, crossing the line at 28:34.

The Chanticleers next competition is set for Friday, Oct. 17, at the Blue Ridge Mountain Open in Boone, N.C. Race time is set for 5:15 p.m.