Emory Men's Cross Country First At NCAA South/Southeast Regional Championships -- Earn Spot in Nationals
The Emory University men's cross country team put on an impressive display at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional Championships this afternoon, easily capturing first place out of 24 teams. The Eagles' first-place finish enables the team to earn an automatic berth to next Saturday's NCAA Championships in Cleveland, Ohio. Today's performance marks the eighth time in the last 11 years that Emory has brought home the Regional championship.
Emory, ranked 13th in the nation, outdistanced the field, totaling 33 points. Lynchburg took home the runner-up spot with 102 points while Trinity University finished third with 110 points. Mary Washington (136 pts.) and Virginia Wesleyan (164 pts.) rounded out the top five.
The Eagles had four individuals bring home top-10 finishes led by senior Charlie Meade whose time of 26:38 over the 8K course was good for third place in the 174-runner field. Senior Tommy Fyffe registered a fourth-place showing with an effort of 27:06. Seniors Alex Robin (27:20) and Greg Decker (27:24) notched sixth- and eighth-place finishes, respectively. Paul Winterhalter rounded out the squad's scorers, finishing 13th with a mark of 27:37. All of Emory's scorers landed all-Region honors.
NCAA South/Southeast Regional Championship Web Site