Cross Country

Cole and Crifasi Run to Honors at SAC Cross Country Championships

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NEWTON, NC -- The Catawba men finished fourth and the women fifth at the 2009 South Atlantic Conference Cross Country Championships held on Saturday morning at Southside Park.  Senior Maleah Cole (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) was fourth in the women’s 5k and earned first team All-SAC honors.  Chrisitan Crifasi (Ramseur, NC/E. Randolph HS) led the men, finishing sixth, as he earned first team All-SAC honors and was Freshman Runner of the Year. 

Lenoir-Rhyne, who hosted the meet, claimed the women’s team title.  The Bears posted a score of 37 points, 10 better than Carson-Newman.  Catawba had a 117 score.  Runner of the Year honors went to Kate Griewisch, of Lenoir-Rhyne, who ran a time of 18:27.  Lincoln Memorial’s Sofia Lopez Mimendi finished second, but nearly two minutes back at 20:15.  Cole had a time of 20:36.

Mars Hill took home the men’s team title, scoring 27 points to better second place Lenoir-Rhyne with 66.  Catawba had a score of 129.  Tusculum’s Simon Holzapfel was the Runner of the Year, posting a time of 25:53 over the 8k course.  He won by 20 seconds over Kit Powell, of Mars Hill.  Crifasi clocked in with a time of 26:56.

Women
1. Lenoir-Rhyne 37, 2. Carson-Newman 47, 3. Wingate 85, 4. Lincoln Memorial 94, 5. CATAWBA 117, 6. Mars Hill 192, 7. Brevard 203, 8. Newberry 219, 0. Tusculum 236.

Catawba Individuals
4. Maleah Cole, 20:36
17. Hannah Thomas, 22:02
25. Mayra Arroyo, 22:46
36. Leigh Ann Cooley, 23:50
39. Candace Hall, 24:02
42. Kelli Ferguson, 24:27
44. Kendra Joyner, 24:45
61. Jordan-Leigh Davis, 28:09
64. Mallory Hodge, 33:32

Men
1. Mars Hill 27, 2. Lenoir-Rhyne 66, 3. Wingate 75, 4. CATAWBA 129, 5. Carson-Newman 156, 6. Brevard 165, 6. Newberry 165, 8. Lincoln Memorial 181, 9. Tusculum 194.

Catawba Individuals
6. Christian Crifasi, 26:56
17. Justin Smith, 28:10
25. Clay Yarbrough, 28:48
30. Jonathan Cooley, 29:14
58. Josh Payne, 34:26
60. Jacob Hill, 35:00
63. Jarrett Jackson, 35:32
66. Peter Glisson, 38:40

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