The BC XC team places two in top ten at the Carson-Newman Challenge

Morristown, Tenn. - The Brevard College Cross Country Team raced at the Carson-Newman Challenge Saturday September 18 in Morristown, Tenn. The Tornados competed against runners from seven different institutions at Panther Creek State Park.

The Brevard women’s team placed 6th in the eight-team field. Angela Canale posted the best time for the Tornados in the Women’s 5000-meter run, completing the course in 21 minutes and 17 seconds, giving her a 4th place finish in the 51-woman field. The freshman averaged 6:51 per mile. Danielle Brown followed at 25:00, while Ariel Muiselaar crossed the line in 25:31. Danielle Messer put in a time of 26:52. Grace Skiles crossed the finish line at 27:19 and Liza Fortenberry finished at 33:04. Tennessee Wesleyan’s Sarah Birgen won the race in 19:55. The Lions of Bryan College won the team competition.

The BC men placed third in the seven-team meet. Jonathon Lavelle ran the fastest for Brevard in the Men’s 8,000-Meter Race. The junior averaged 5:57 per mile on the way to a 29:36 finish to place 10th in the 51-man field. Jordan Tager finished with a 29:43 and a 13th place finish while Skip Allsoop ran for 30:15 and a 16th place result. Erik Gibbs crossed in 31:29. Tiffen Tapia covered the course in 32:34 and Josh Mower came in at 34:04. Jourdane Landry finished up at a 36:34 mark. Simon Holzapfel of Tusculum won the race with a 26:22 finish. Bryan College took the men’s team title as well.

The Tornados run again on October 1st when they travel to Charlotte, N.C. to race in the event hosted by UNC-Charlotte.

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