Cross Country Improves in Berea Invitational
The season’s best showing for both the men’s and women’s cross country teams came in the Berea Invitational, hosted by Berea College, when the men finished seventh out of nine teams and the women took sixth place in a field of eight.
Senior Adam Graham led the way for the men over the 8,000-meter course with a time of 31 minutes, 15 seconds, good for 33rd place, followed by juniors David Hysong in 37th place with a time of 31:52 and Josh Morris in 38th at 31:55.
Transy’s top finisher for the women on the 5,000-meter course was first-year runner Sydney Crawley in 23: 35, which took 22nd place. Sophomore Stephanie Billiter finished in 23:36 for 23rd place, and first-year runner Julianne Norman was 25th in 23:38.
Under the guidance of head coach Toby Carrigan, both teams finished ninth at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship, hosted by Hanover College. Graham again led the Transy men, finishing in 61st place with a time of 30: 50. Billiter paced the women in 28:53 over the 6,000-meter course for 63rd place. Anderson University captured both titles, the men for the ninth year in a row and the women for the sixth straight year.