Gavin Morgan Places Second at 2019 ECAC Men's Cross Country Championships Brevard College sophomore standout Gavin Morgan wrapped up the Tornados' 2019 cross country season with a second-place finish at the 2019 ECAC Men's Cross Country Championships, held at the Hudson Valley Sports Dome in Milton, New York on Saturday, November 9. Morgan's second-place finish marked the sophomore's highest individual finish of his collegiate career thus far. The Hayesville, North Carolina native was just edged out by McDaniel College's Jack Conjelko, who finished the 8,000-meter race with a time of 27:28. Morgan's time of 27:30 was followed by St. Joseph's (Ill.) freshman Ryan Wilson who completed the course with a time of 27:56.8 to round out the podium. Full Story
Cross Country Set for ECAC Championships in New York Brevard College men’s cross country members Gavin Morgan and Michael Fader are set to travel with Head Coach Darryll Patrick to Milton, New York this weekend to take part in the 2019 ECAC Cross Country Championships, held at the Hudson Valley Sports Dome. Last Spring, Coach Patrick led his Track & Field program to the 2019 ECAC Track & Field Championships, where his 4x100 team claimed first place. Morgan, a sophomore standout from Hayesville, North Carolina, is coming off an impressive season in which he has been honored numerous times by the USA South Conference. The sophomore earned two USA South Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week awards, while garnering a spot on the All-Conference Second Team after his ninth-place finish in last weekend’s USA South Cross Country Championships. Morgan has enjoyed impressive success to this point in Brevard's cross country season. The sophomore earned a top-10 finish in the season-opener at Tusculum University, finishing with a time of 28:11 for a seventh-place finish. He placed 13th at Berea College's Mike & Mary Kay Invitational (27:57) before setting his new personal record with a 26:28 8k time at the highly-competitive Queen City Invitational, hosted by NCAA DI UNC Charlotte. Morgan earned a hard-fought podium finish at the Charleston Classic - another NCAA DI race - with a time of 27:03 that earned the sophomore third place. Full Story
Several Awards, PR’s Highlight Conference Championships for Tornados The Brevard College men’s & women’s cross country teams recently took part in the 2019 USA South Conference Cross Country Championships, held on the campus of N.C. Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, North Carolina on Saturday, November 2. Brevard’s sophomore standout Gavin Morgan led the way for the Tornados on the day, placing ninth in a competitive field featuring the conference’s top runners. Morgan, a native of Hayesville, North Carolina, finished the 8k race with an impressive time of 26:37.34 to secure the top-10 finish. Morgan’s place in the race secured him a nod on the USA South Men’s Cross Country All-Conference Second Team, awarded to those who placed 8-14 in Saturday’s race. The accolade adds to an already impressive arsenal of hardware collected by Morgan this season. He has twice been named the USA South Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week in 2019 – an honor that was celebrated on Friday evening at the 2019 USA South Cross Country Banquet, held at the Rocky Mount Mills Power House. There, Morgan was recognized alongside the other runners and rookies of the week. Full Story
Brevard’s Gavin Morgan Lands on All-Conference Second Team Brevard College sophomore student-athlete Gavin Morgan was slotted onto the USA South Conference Men’s Cross Country All-Conference Second Team following his ninth-place finish at the 2019 USA South Men’s Cross Country Championships on Saturday, hosted by N.C. Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Morgan officially finished Saturday’s 8000-meter race with a time of 26:37.34 – an improvement on his championship time from last year by over two minutes and 30 seconds – to earn his top-10 result. Runners placing 1-7 are named to the first team, while second-teamers are those who finish 8-14. Those on the third team finished the meet at 15-21, while placers 22-24 are named honorable mention. Full Story
Brown, Turner Selected to USA South All-Sportsmanship Team Senior Molly Brown and junior Solomon Turner were selected as Brevard College’s representatives on the USA South Cross Country All-Sportsmanship Team. The honorees were announced at the 2019 USA South Cross Country Banquet, held at the Rocky Mount Mills Power House on Friday evening in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. The event precluded the 2019 USA South Cross Country Championships, held on Saturday at the campus of N.C. Wesleyan College. Full Story
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