THIS WEEK IN CCU MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
What: New Balance Big South Conference Championships
When: Saturday, Oct. 27, at 9:45 a.m.
Where: Hendersonville, N.C.
CHANTS TO RUN AT CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS: The Coastal Carolina men’s cross country team is set to compete in the New Balance Big South Conference Championships in Hendersonville, N.C., hosted by UNC Asheville. Race time is set for 9:45 a.m.
COASTAL COMPETES AT PRE-NATIONALS: The Chanticleers finished 37th out of 40 teams in the Men’s White Race at NCAA Pre-Nationals hosted by Indiana State University, Oct. 13. The Chanticleers totaled 1,073 points. CCU’s top three finishers each clocked in with season-best times and sophomore Max Hacker recorded a personal best with a 25:15.7 mark. Sophomore Jamie McCarthy led the Chants, placing 169th out of 273 runners with a time of 25:10.7. Hacker finished 178th in 25:15.7. Senior Blair Paul placed 202nd in 25:30.3. Senior Jake Morris clocked in at 26:40.4 in 255th place and freshman Kevin Davis finished 269th in 27:44.8. Sophomore John Heron did not finish the race due to an injured ankle.
“B” TEAM COMPETES AT LOW COUNTRY INVITATIONAL: Members of the CCU “B” Team competed at the Low Country Invitational at the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center at John’s Island County, Oct. 13. Sophomore Ryan Caputo placed ninth out of 35 runners in 16:36 during the 5K race. Freshman Mike Kimmel finished in 13th in 16:53, while freshman Travis Owens placed 15th in 17:03 and redshirt freshman David Mead was 18th in 17:11.
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY: CCU has claimed three league championships, taking home the title in 1993 and back-to-back in 1995 and 1996. The Chants have posted six runner-up finishes, including a second place finish a year ago.
LAST YEAR AT THE CHAMPIONSHIP MEET: The Chants finished second in the 2006 New Balance Big South Cross Country Championship, Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Miler Country Club. CCU totaled 57 points, and finished behind Liberty, who posted 32. Jamie McCarthy was the top finisher for CCU, placing fourth, out of 70 runners, with a time of 25:09.60. John Heron finished 12th in 25:40.35 and Max Hacker placed 15th with a time of 25:52.50. Finishing 21st was Blair Paul in a time of 26:08 and Jake Morris clocked in at 26:20 in 22nd place.