October 23, 2010
Men's Cross Country Places Fourth At Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational
The Belmont Abbey men's cross country team finished fourth out of nine teams this morning at the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational. The Abbey finished behind the fifth, seventh and ninth ranked teams in the NCAA Division II Southeast Region as four runners set their season best times.
Freshman Tim Gill ran a season best time of 27:08, a mark that is only four seconds off the school record and is the second-fastest time in Belmont Abbey history. He finished 12th. Joshua Benore placed 18th with a time of 27:47.
Earl Stewart came across the line with the eighth-fastest mark in school history, finishing 21st with a time of 28:00. He was nine seconds ahead of Martin Aucoin, who placed 22nd.
Stefan Schluter set a season-best with a time of 28:43 to place 35th, and Michael Rodgers was next with a time of 29:30 to finish 45th. Frank Spicer was 13 seconds behind Rodgers. Darren Balkey and Michael Laheta were next, placing 53rd and 54th with times of 30:01 and 30:08, respectively. Laheta's time is season best.
Bradley Benore (30:48-61st) and Ian Moye (34:23-74th) rounded out the Abbey lineup.
Sam Lugor, running as an unattached runner, ran a season-best 28:57 to finish 35th.