Times continue to drop at Furman Classic

Greenville, S.C. – Brevard College’s cross country teams continued the 2015 season on Saturday, September 12 at the Furman Cross Country Classic. With only four runners for both the men and women, BC did not qualify as a team but showed improvements individually in the early stages of the campaign.

On the men’s front, all three runners who participated in lasts week run saw their times drop. Hassan Kiprono ran his fasted 8K at Brevard with a 26:38.51 time, good for 86 in a field full of Division I opponents. Lance Jordan and Henry Crowder all saw a decrease in their overall times with runs of 29:11.42 and 33:23.71. Caleb Stanley made his first appearance of the year with a 33:23.71 run.

296 runners from 31 schools competed in the men’s meet. The host Furman finished first overall with 16 points while Lee (Tenn.) was the fasted non-Division I school in the men’s run.
Competing in their first 6K of the season, Hannah Cook led the women with a 24:40.82 time for a 47th place finish. Ruby Lewis set her 6K pace for 26:10.04, followed by Elena Rayzoga with a 27:19.17 time. Melia Milna rounded out the squad with a 28:55.64 time.

Auburn was crowned the overall champion for the women with 30 points. Emory won the non-Division I field with 50 points. 206 runners competed in the women’s race.

Brevard will have a week off before its home meet, the Brevard College Twilight Invitational on September 25. To learn more about the meet click here.

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