Cross-Country Teams Have Impressive Showing At Alexander/Asics Invitational

FAIRBURN, Ga. – The Samford women’s cross-country team finished first and the men came in fourth at the Alexander/Asics Invitational Saturday morning at Bouckaert Farms.
Finishing ahead of a pair of Power 5 programs in Florida State and Georgia Tech, the Samford women’s team won the 5K event with 36 points. FSU came in second at 84 points, with Georgia Tech finishing third with 97 points.
McKenzie Hogue led the women’s team, coming in second in the field of 236 runners with a time of 17:42.05. Hogue was one of four Samford runners to finish in the top 10 in the women’s race. Sinkenesh Parker finished sixth at 18:14.50, with Allison Nelson coming in seventh with a time of 18:27.33. Harper McGowan placed eighth, running the race in 18:32.06.
The Samford men’s team finished fourth out of 22 teams in the 8K race with 110 points. Augusta won the event with 58 points, followed by Georgia Tech with 94.
Individually for the men, Jeb Jones led the way, finishing fourth out of 238 runners with a time of 25:28.08. Benjamin Garner also finished in the top 10, coming in ninth at 25:40.21. Jackson Merrell placed 25th, running the race in a time of 26:07.28.
Samford will next compete in the NCAA Pre-Nationals Oct. 15 in Tallahassee, Fla.
A full list of Samford’s results in the Alexander/Asics Invitational is below.  
2. McKenzie Hogue: 17:42.05
6. Sinkenesh Parker: 18:14.50
7. Allison Nelson: 18:27.33
8. Harper McGowan: 18:32.06
13. Mary Kellison Thorne: 18:39.46
26. Macie Pfeuffer: 19:10.36
107. Ayers Leggett: 20:26.97
4. Jeb Jones: 25:28:08
9. Benjamin Garner: 25:40.21
25. Jackson Merrell: 26:07.28
38. Alec Beers: 26:17.71
64. Luke Dobbins: 26:54.16
70. Cole Arrington: 27:05.99
120. Ben Myers: 28:03.41
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