Bulldog Cross-Country Teams Set For SoCon Championships Saturday

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Samford men’s and women’s cross-country teams will compete in the Southern Conference Championships, hosted by VMI Saturday at the Lexington Golf and Country Club.
The women’s 5K race begins at 9 a.m. CT, and the men’s 8K will follow at 9:45 a.m. CT. At the conclusion of the men’s race, the meet will close out with an awards ceremony to recognize the top teams and individual runners.
In the 2020 SoCon Championships, held in Macon, Ga., the Samford women’s team finished second, while the men’s team came in fifth.
Samford has run three races so far this season. The highest finish for each team came in the Alexander/Asics Invitational. The women’s team finished first, while the men came in fourth in the meet.
In the Alexander/Asics Invitational, the women’s team had four runners finish in the top 10, led by McKenzie Hogue, finishing second with a time of 17:41.05 in the 5K race. Sinkenesh Parker came in sixth (18:14.50), Allison Nelson finished seventh (18:27.33) and Harper McGowan placed eight (18:32.06). The men’s team was led in the race by Jeb Jones, placing fourth with a time of 25:28.08 in the 8K race. Benjamin Garner came in ninth at 25:40.21.
To follow the action live, click here: LIVE RESULTS. A full recap and results will be posted to www.samfordsports.com at the conclusion of the meet.
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