Cross Country

Cross Country Teams Take Fifth at SAC Championships

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Both Catawba cross country teams finished fifth at the 2018 South Atlantic Conference Cross Country Championships. The event took place on Saturday morning at the Milliken Arboretum.

Hannah Mercer led the women with a 13th-place finish. She covered the 6k course in a time 23:11 . That time marks the second fastest in school history behind just her own record of 22:53 set at the NCAA II Regional Meet in 2016. 

Patience Hunt and Nikki Elminowski also broke 24 minutes in the 6k. Hunt was 21st as she posted a time of 23:35 (fourth-best), while Elminowski placed 26th in 23:57 (sixth-best). Rori Godsey, in 2004, is the only other Catawba runner besides these three to break 24 minutes.

Javier Alejandro posted the top Catawba finish for the men. He placed 18th with a time of 26:14. Kyle Rhodes and Ethan Bemis were next to cross the line. Rhodes in 22nd (26:22) and Bemis 23rd (26:23).

Mercer picked up second team All-SAC honors with her finish. Hunt and Alejandro finished in honorable mention spots.

Domtila Kiplagat, of Lenoir-Rhyne, won the women's race with a time of 21:39. Queens' Daniel Wallis took the men's title with a time of 24:34. Queens claimed both team championships.

Next up for the Catawba cross country team is the NCAA II Southeast Regional Meet which will be on Nov. 17 in Oakwood, Ga.

Men
1. Queens 19, 2. Anderson 85, 3. Wingate 94, 4. Lincoln Memorial 128, 5. CATAWBA 139, 6. Lenoir-Rhyne 160, 7. Tusculum 168, 8. Carson-Newman 195, 9. Mars Hill 258, 10. Newberry 269, 11. Coker 286.

Catawba Individuals
18. Javier Alejandro, 26:14
22. Kyle Rhodes, 26:22
23. Ethan Bemis, 26:23
40. Logan Bemis, 27:01
43. Michal Swepson, 27:05
48. Curtis Carmack, 27:14
49. Drew Lake, 27:17
53. Austin Snide, 27:27
77. Rontrel Felton, 30:36
80. AJ Meadows, 30:59

Women
1. Queens 26, 2. Anderson 80, 3. Lenoir-Rhyne 105, 4. Carson-Newman 108, 5. CATAWBA 121, 6. Wingate 124, 7. Tusculum 178, 8. Lincoln Memorial 249, 9. Mars Hill 265, 10. Newberry 296, 11. Coker 299.

Catawba Individuals
13. Hannah Mercer, 23:11
21. Patience Hunt, 23:35
26. Nikki Elminowski, 23:57
29. Christina D’Amelio, 24:10
37. Abbie Adams, 24:38
40. Lexie Petty, 24:51
68. Hannah Efird, 26:55

Today's Events

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Invitational - Day 1 (Old South GC),
Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede (Wingate Univ.), 8:30Stats
Volleyball vs. WINGATE, 2:00VideoStats
Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL, 5:00VideoStats
Football @ UNC Pembroke, 7:00AudioVideoStats
Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL, 7:30VideoStats

Calendar

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September 7

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Invitational (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Invitational (Day 1) 

Cross Country in FLEET FEET INVITE (Salisbury Community Park) W-2nd;M-2nd

Football vs. WEST GEORGIA 9-37

Soccer (W) @ Lynn 4-1

Soccer (M) @ Barton 2-3

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September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Invitational (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Invitational (Day 2) 

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, ppd. 7 p.m.

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September 9

Golf (M) @ Anderson Invitational - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Golf (W) @ Anderson Invitational (Day 1) - (Cobbs Glen GC)

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September 10

Golf (M) @ Anderson Invitational - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC) 5th of 10

Golf (W) @ Anderson Invitational (Day 2) - (Cobbs Glen GC) 2nd of 9

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-3

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September 11

Soccer (W) @ Francis Marion 2-1

Soccer (M) @ North Greenville 4-0

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September 13

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 0-3

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September 14

Football @ Winston-Salem State 21-14

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 3-0

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

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September 17

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

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September 18

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-4

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September 20

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Tournament 12:30 p.m.

Volleyball vs. COKER 3-1

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September 21

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Invitational - Day 1 (Old South GC) 

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede (Wingate Univ.) 8:30 a.m.

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 5 p.m.

Football @ UNC Pembroke 7 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 7:30 p.m.

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September 22

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Invitational - Day 2 (Old South GC)

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September 23

Golf (M) @ King Invitational - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

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September 24

Golf (M) @ King Invitational - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

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September 25

Soccer (W) @ Columbus State 1 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

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September 27

Tennis (M) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 1)

Volleyball @ UVA-Wise 7 p.m.

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September 28

Tennis (M) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (W) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 2)

Cross Country @ Hagen Stone Invite (Hagen-Stone Park)

Soccer (M) vs. SHAW 1 p.m.

Volleyball @ Tusculum 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. SHAW 3 p.m.

Football vs. WINGATE 7 p.m.

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September 29

Tennis (M) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 3)

Tennis (W) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 3)

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