Men’s XC Competes at NCAA Regional


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Sophomore Greyson Crouch churns up some grass en route to the finish line.

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The Panther Men’s Cross Country team competed Sat., Nov. 12, at the NCAA South Regional in Newport News, VA. The event, the team’s last for the season, was hosted by Christopher Newport University at Lee Hall Mansion.

Emory University won the South Regional, scoring 46 points and nipping runner-up Lynchburg by a point. Berry (103), Washington and Lee (122) and host Christopher Newport (189) rounded out the top five teams.

Ferrum finished 22 in a field of 24 schools that posted team scores. Lynchburg’s Sam Llaneza and Frank Csobra finished first and second individually to help the Hornets finish second as a team. Junior Clayton Stanford paced the Panther men with his time of 30:01.3, placing 94th in a field of 164 runners.

“Our men ran well early today, but I think the warm day took it out of them later in the race,” said Mark White, head coach. “We have some of them battling being sick the last couple weeks, too, and it’s taken something out of them for sure, but they fought and ran hard.”

Panther Runner Times
Clayton Stanford, junior, 30:01.3, 94th; Tysen Gotschi, senior, 31:00.3, 121st; Kevin Tate Jr.31:22.3, 128th; Kayden Ryder, freshmen, 33:36.4, 144th; Josh Mills, freshmen, 36:11.6, 148th; Jackson Horton, junior, 39:33, 157th; Greyson Crouch, sophomore, 45:18, 160th