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Emory Men's Cross Country Races To First Place At JSU Foothills Invitational

Emory Men's Cross Country Races To First Place At JSU Foothills Invitational

Individual Results

Team Scores


The No. 23-ranked Emory men's cross country team turned in a stellar effort Saturday morning at the JSU Foothills Invitational, capturing first place in the Non-Division I portion of the competition.  The meet was held at the Oxford Lake and Recreation Center in Oxford, Alabama.

The Eagles paced the 20-team field with 15 points, well ahead of runner-up Tennessee Wesleyan's 95 points. William Carey was third with 95 points while Piedmont College (126 pts.) and Valdosta State (152 pts.) rounded out the top five.  

Emory claimed the top-five scoring positions, led by sophomore Marty Pimentel who clocked an 8k time of 26:09, his second-best career effort and good for fourth place out of 183 runners. Sophomore Luis Torres came through with a fine showing, finishing at 26:26.2 that ranked second among the pack and fifth overall.  Junior Bennett Shaw crossed the finish line right behind Torres with a mark of 26:26.8. Rounding out the team's scorers were senior Shane Sullivan (8th place, 26:33) and sophomore Sam Branson (9th place, 26:44).  All totaled, Emory claimed 11 of the top 18 overall finishers.

Emory returns to action on Saturday, October 14, when it will send representatives to the Cowbell Classic (Pre-Nationals) in Elsah, Illinois, and Berry Invitational.