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Women Fifth, Men Sixth at James Madison

The SU women were fifth Saturday at the JMU Invitational.
The SU women were fifth Saturday at the JMU Invitational.

NEW MARKET, Va. – The Shenandoah University men's and women's cross country had two top six finishes Saturday at the James Madison Invitational hosted at the New Market Battlefield.

IN BRIEF

In a DI heavy meet, the Shenandoah women finished fifth with 158 points and just 11 points back of fourth-place Howard.

Shenandoah was the top DIII team in the meet, besting Eastern Mennonite by two points and also topped DI Longwood by 15.

The SU men had 184 points, finishing sixth overall and second among non-DI schools. The men topped Southern Virginia, Eastern Mennonite and Randolph College.

Freshman Rebecca Doran was the top finisher for the women, coming in 29th, with Justin Mehrer leading the men thanks to his 32nd place showing.

HARRIER HAPPENINGS

  • The men's race was 8000 meters and the women's 5200

  • Today's race was held at the New Market Battlefield, one of three times this season that the Hornets will compete on a Civil War battlefield

  • Both Shenandoah's home meet, the Hornet Harrier, and the ODAC Championship will be held at Kernstown Battlefield

  • Five of the seven women's teams in the race (James Madison, St. Francis, VMI, Howard and Longwood) were DI schools

  • Four of the nine men's schools (JMU, SFU, VMI and Howard) were DI

  • St. Francis won the men's race with 18 points; they five of the top six finishers

  • JMU won the women's race with 21 points and had all five of its scoring runners in the top seven

SCORING SEVEN

SU Women

Finish

Runner

Time

29

Rebecca Doran

22:12.00

35

Emily Miller

22:31.00

36

Lydia Denlinger

22:33.00

37

Aislynn Smith

22:35.00

49

Kayla McGhee

23:40.00

52

Samantha Chambers

23:56.00

57

Jennifer Macias

24:23.00

 

SU Men

Finish

Runner

Time

32

Justin Mehrer

28:34.00

37

Jamie Cornuaud

28:50.00

50

Zachary Barton

29:53.00

63

Kyle Albert

31:21.00

66

Bradley Zartman

31:31.00

67

Christopher King

31:40.00

74

Canon Green

32:30.00

QUOTES FROM COACH

"Another well executed plan, both teams looked very strong," head coach Andy Marrocco said. "We gained a great deal of very good experience going up against those DI schools."

UP NEXT

The Hornets do not compete again until SU hosts the Hornet Harrier on Saturday, September 22 at Kernstown Battlefield.

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