GREENSBORO, N.C. - Both the men's and women's cross country teams concluded their membership in the USA South Conference with runner-up performances Saturday at the league championships.
Christopher Newport University won both championships, winning 29-48 over SU in the 6000 meter women's race and 27-32 in the 8000 meter men's.
All-USA South honors were determined by individual race finish, and the SU women had five women earn All-USA South accolades. Amy Smith and Roni Frye both made first team, with Smith finishing third at 24:14.53 and Frye fifth with a 24:31:53.
On the men's side, SU had the second, fifth, sixth, seventh and 12th place finishers, but lost out to the Captains 1, 3, 4, 9 and 10 finish.
The only non-SU/CNU runner in the top 18 was Methodist's Craig Cicero at eighth.
Senior Josiah Renton paced the Hornets with a 26:21.87 that was good for second overall with classmate Kyle Gutierrez coming in fifth at 27:14.13. Sophomore Chris Clemons had the sixth place showing at 27:20.51 and Jake Garcia was seventh with a 27:26.74.
Tim Robinson rounded out the men's scores with a 27:37.70 that was good enough for 12th.\
Shenandoah is off until the NCAA South/Southeast Regionals in Seguin, Texas in two weeks.