Cross Country

Jacobs, Thompson Run To SAC Cross Country Honors

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CHAPIN, SC -- Catawba freshman Olivia Jacobs (China Grove, NC/S. Rowan HS) ran to First Team All-South Atlantic Conference honors, while Jacque Thompson (Salisbury, NC/Salisbury HS) claimed second team honors at the SAC Cross Country Championships held on Saturday morning at Crooked Creek Park.  The Catawba women picked up a forth place finish, while the men did not score, fielding only three runners.

Jacobs finished fifth overall in a time of 19:43 on the 5k course.  She was edged for Freshman of the Year honors by Lenoir-Rhyne’s Gennilee Eisenmann, who ran a 19:37.  Thompson was 10th, posting a time of 20:21, while Maleah Cole (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) finished 15th in a time of 20:42.  Lenoir-Rhyne took the team title, while Aubrey Morris, of Carson-Newman, claimed Runner of the Year honors.

Freshman Clay Yarbrough (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) was the top finisher for the Catawba men.  He was 38th, running a time of 29:27 on the 8k course.  Mars Hill claimed the team title with Wingate’s Jayce Watson finishing first for Runner of the Year honors.

Women
TEAM RESULTS
1. Lenoir-Rhyne 32, 2. Wingate 63, 3. Carson-Newman 88, 4. CATAWBA 92, 5. Mars Hill 113, 6. Newberry 175, 7. Tusculum 178

Catawba runners
5. Olivia Jacobs, 19:43
10. Jacque Thompson, 20:21
15. Maleah Cole, 20:42
37. Hannah Thomas, 22:45
44. Leigh Ann Cooley, 23:51
50. Brittany Parker, 24:45
54. Brittany Tyner, 25:42
58. Katie Bragg, 27:13
61. Kelli Ferguson, 27:22
66. Mallory Hodge, 31:52

Men
TEAM RESULTS
1. Mars Hill 31, 2. Wingate 50, 3. Lenoir-Rhyne 84, 4. Lincoln Memorial 119, 5. Tusculum 123, 6. Carson-Newman 138, 7. Newberry 195, 8. Brevard 208

Catawba Runners
38. Clay Yarbrough, 29:27
47. Donald McKenzie, 30:44
67. Nate Wright, 34:29

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