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Furman Men Win VertCross Invitational; Women Fourth

Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The Furman men's cross country team won the High Point VertCross Invitational Friday at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville, N.C., while the Paladin women's team notched a fourth-place finish.

The Paladin men placed all five scoring runners in the top 20, including junior Ryan Adams, who placed second to lead all Furman runners with a time of 24:38.17 on the 8K course.  Sophomore Jake Ogden was ninth at 25:06.29, while rookie Allen Clark turned in a time of 25:24.18 for 15th place.  Freshman Trent Mandato placed 17th at 25:25.74, and senior Lee Shearer finished 20th with a time of 25:32.23.  Junior Patrick McNamara crossed the line in 26:05.47 for 30th place, and sophomore Thomas Moore was 50th at 26:32.78.

On the women's side, sophomore Jennifer Stephenson led the Paladin with a time of 22:00.51 on the 6K course, placing fourth.  Rookie Emily Lane finished sixth at 22:04.89, followed closely by senior Jacquelyn Crow in eighth with a time of 22:09.01.  Sophomore Anna Hayden posted a time of 22:43.07 for 21st place, and freshman Anisa Burciaga was 55th at 23:54.32.

The Paladins will compete at the Southern Conference Championships in Spartanburg, S.C., on October 28.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information


Complete Furman Results

High Point VertCross Invitational

Men - 1st out of 17 teams - 8K - 56 points

2nd Ryan Adams 24:38.17

9th Jake Ogden 25:06.29

15th Allen Clark 25:24.18

17th Trent Mandato 25:25.74

20th Lee Shearer 25:32.23

30th Patrick McNamara 26:05.47

50th Thomas Moore 26:32.78


Women - 4th out of 16 teams - 6K - 83 Points

4th Jennifer Stephenson 22:00.51

6th Emily Lane 22:04.89

8th Jacquelyn Crow 22:09.01

21st Anna Hayden 22:43.07

55th Anisa Burciaga 23:54.32