Cross Country

Three run to All-SAC honors at SAC Cross Country Championships

WINGATE, NC Ė The Mars Hill College cross country teams swept the team titles and won five of the six individual awards at the Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Cross Country Championships held on Saturday morning at the Wingate University cross country facility. Catawba finished third in the menís race, while the women placed sixth. Catawba also placed three runners on the all-conference teams. Ryan Willis (Jonesboro, GA) placed second (26:27) to earn first team honors for the men, while Brad Heron (Williamsville, NY) earned second team honors with a 13th place finish (27:19). Freshman Rori Godsey (Washington, SC) earned first team honors on the womenís side with a seventh place finish (19:54). Individually, course records fell in both the women's race and the men's race. In the women's 5K race, Tusculum junior Amanda Musick won the event with a course-record time of 19:15. The former record was 19:18 (Amanda Cook, Lees-McRae, 2001). Musick was the only non-Mars Hill individual award winner. In the men's 8K race, Mars Hill sophomore Craig Eckstein shattered his own course record by more than one minute with a time of 25:35. Earlier this fall, Eckstein won the Wingate University Cross Country Invitational with a then-record time of 26:55. Prior to this season, the course record (27:11) belonged to current Mars Hill assistant coach (and former Lion standout) Brock Bailey. Musick and Eckstein earn SAC Runner of the Year honors with their victories. The SAC Freshman of the Year on the women's side is Mars Hill's Kate Prichard, who finished second with a time of 19:18. The SAC Freshman of the Year for the men is Mars Hill's Jon Stoehr. The Wisconsin native completed today's event in 26:50, good enough for fifth place. The Lions claimed five of the top 12 spots to win their seventh straight men's team title with 35 points. Lenoir-Rhyne College finished second with 47 points, followed by Catawba College with 83. The Mars Hill women placed five runners in the top 14 to claim the SAC crown with 39 points. The Lions have won six of the last seven Food Lion SAC women's cross country titles. Carson-Newman College was second with 80 points. Tusculum took third place with 90 points. Host Wingate University was a close fourth place with 91 points. MENíS RACE 1. Mars Hill 35, 2. Lenoir-Rhyne 47, 3. CATAWBA 83, 4. Carson-Newman 86, 5. Wingate 114, 6. Tusculum 176, 7. Presbyterian 194, 8. Newberry 215. Men's Runner of the Year: Craig Eckstein, Mars Hill Men's Freshman of the Year: Jon Stoehr, Mars Hill Men's Coach of the Year: Mike Owens, Mars Hill All-SAC Teams First Team Craig Eckstein, Mars Hill RYAN WILLIS, CATAWBA Nolan Winters, Lenoir-Rhyne Jose Zavala, Lenoir-Rhyne Jon Stoehr, Mars Hill James Thompson, Mars Hill Eric Malkowski, Carson-Newman Second Team Brad Topper, Wingate Adam Stewart, Lenoir-Rhyne Ross Lewis, Tusculum Corey Simons, Mars Hill Bobby Beeson, Mars Hill BRAD HERON, CATAWBA John Miklas, Carson-Newman Catawba Individuals 2. Ryan Willis, 26:27 13. Brad Heron, 27:19 17. Jesse Howes, 27:30 19. Erik Peterson, 27:50 32. Steven Stamper, 28:56 37. Nate Dozier, 29:24 47. Trey McNamee, 30:29 48. Chris Slaughter, 30:36 WOMENíS RACE 1. Mars Hill 39, 2. Carson-Newman 80, 3, Tusculum 90, 4. Wingate 91, 5. Presbyterian 115, 6. CATAWBA 117, 7. Lenoir-Rhyne 151, 8. Newberry, DNS. Women's Runner of the Year: Amanda Musick, Tusculum Women's Freshman of the Year: Kate Prichard, Mars Hill Women's Coach of the Year: Mike Owens, Mars Hill All-SAC Teams First Team Amanda Musick, Tusculum Kate Prichard, Mars Hill Natalie Creech, Wingate Margaux Cowan-Banker, Carson-Newman Rachel Retallick, Mars Hill Greta Statler, Mars Hill RORI GODSEY, CATAWBA Second Team Jennifer Sauceman, Carson-Newman Tanith Forrester, Presbyterian Lindsay Boldt, Wingate Tina Schowiak, Carson-Newman Tabatha Lee, Mars Hill Whitney Heavner, Lenoir-Rhyne Kristen Shipley, Mars Hill Catawba Individuals 7. Rori Godsey, 19:54 24. Carol Marquis, 21:31 26. Rebecca DeFeo, 21:37 27. Twanita Jones, 21:39 34. Shannon Dente, 22:47 35. Caitlin Koukal, 22:53 41. Faith Clapp, 24:57 #######

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1
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

2
February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

3
February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

4
February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

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February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

7
February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

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February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

10
February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

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February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

13
February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

14
February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

15
February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

16
February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

17
February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

18
February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

19
February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

20
February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

21
February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

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February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 6-3

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 0-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12

Baseball vs. COKER 26-1

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-16

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February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2) 

Baseball vs. COKER 16-4

Softball vs USC AIKEN 6-2

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 83-48

Softball vs USC AIKEN 5-4

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 103-94

Baseball vs. COKER 15-5

25
February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

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February 28

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 6 p.m.

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