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Emory Men's Cross Country Claims First Place At Berry Invitational; Women Place Third

Emory Men's Cross Country Claims First Place At Berry Invitational; Women Place Third

The Emory men's and women's cross country teams came through with solid performances Saturday morning at the Berry College Invitational. 

The men's contingent came away with a first-place performance out of 18 teams with 72 points. Host Berry College was runner-up with 90 points while Covenant College ranked third with 107 points.  Rounding out the top five were Oglethorpe University (115 pts.) and Piedmont College (159 pts.).

Senior Max Brown paced the Eagles' pack, capturing the third scoring position and finishing eighth overall out of 200 runners with an 8k time of 26:47. Junior Ryan Fan was the next Emory runner to cross the finish line with a personal-best time of 27:04 that slotted him 14th overall (#9 scoring spot.).  Senior Greg Litle clocked a 27:19, good for 20th on the overall leader board and the 14th scoring slot. Rounding out the team's scorers were freshman Jack Whetstone (27:44, 26th place) and sophomore Andrew Kliewer (27:52, 33rd place).

The women's side closed out the competition in third place out of 23 squads, totaling 72 points.  Berry raced to the No. 1 spot with 55 points, just one point ahead of SCAD Atlanta.  Covenant College (157 pts.) and Birmingham Southern (171 pts.) ranked fourth and fifth, respectively.

The Eagle women landed three of the top overall 20 finishers, spearheaded by freshman Caroline Johnson who navigated the 6k course in a time of 24:36, good for the No. 14 slot (# 9 scoring) out of 212 entries. Junior Paige Lesslauer was close behind with her effort of 24:45 second on the team and 17th overall (#12 scoring). Freshman Amanda Li rounded out the trio at 24:51, ranking her 19th (13th scoring).  Rounding out the scorers were sophomore Tori Spiezo (25:18, 26th place) and freshman Ana Morris (25:24, 28th place).