Saturday, September 13, 2008


Brevard, N.C. – Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams were in action on Saturday morning, as Brevard College hosted the Dupont Challenge.  The Tornados went head-to-head with Georgia State for the event, falling on both the men’s and women’s side.

On the women’s side the Tornados loss to Georgia State 17-38, as the lowest amount of team points wins.

Georgia State took 1-2-3 in the race, as Stephanie Poore won the event with her time of 20:22.  Fellow teammate Kayla Smith crossed the finish line with a time of 20:45, which was good enough for second-place, while Emilie Somerville finished in third-place overall with a time of 21:05.

BC’s Alycia Andrade led the way for the Tornados, as Andrade finished with a time of 21:33, good enough for a fourth-place individual finish.

Freshman Brittany Radenbaugh led a group of Tornado runners across the finish line, as Radenbaugh finished with a time of 24:17, good enough for a seventh-place finish.  Behind Radenbaugh were Meghan Grimes (26:50), Chynna Shipp (29:03), Susan Morgan (30:45) and Kristen Zerressen (32:10).

On the men’s side, the Tornados fell in the challenge to Georgia State 15-40, as GSU claimed the top-five spots highlighted by Mark Steeds first-place finish with his time of 28:10.

Freshman Jonathon Lavelle was the top runner for the Tornados, as he finished sixth-place overall with a time of 31:39.

Fellow freshman Damon Martin turned in a time of 33:22, good enough for seventh overall, while Tiffen Tapia (33:47), Zach Hazen (35:11) and Ryan Forsyth (38:29) wrapped up the scoring for the Tornados.

The Tornados will take this weekend off, as BC will prepare for the Greensboro Invitational on Saturday, September 27.


The Dupont Challenge Results