Andrade and Lavelle were the top runners for BC at the Dupont Challenge.
Andrade and Lavelle were the top runners for BC at the Dupont Challenge.

BC Cross Country Hosts The Dupont Challenge

Brevard, N.C. – Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams were in action on Saturday morning, as Brevard College hosted the Dupont Challenge.  The Tornados went head-to-head with Georgia State for the event, falling on both the men’s and women’s side.

On the women’s side the Tornados loss to Georgia State 17-38, as the lowest amount of team points wins.

Georgia State took 1-2-3 in the race, as Stephanie Poore won the event with her time of 20:22.  Fellow teammate Kayla Smith crossed the finish line with a time of 20:45, which was good enough for second-place, while Emilie Somerville finished in third-place overall with a time of 21:05.

BC’s Alycia Andrade led the way for the Tornados, as Andrade finished with a time of 21:33, good enough for a fourth-place individual finish.

Freshman Brittany Radenbaugh led a group of Tornado runners across the finish line, as Radenbaugh finished with a time of 24:17, good enough for a seventh-place finish.  Behind Radenbaugh were Meghan Grimes (26:50), Chynna Shipp (29:03), Susan Morgan (30:45) and Kristen Zerressen (32:10).

On the men’s side, the Tornados fell in the challenge to Georgia State 15-40, as GSU claimed the top-five spots highlighted by Mark Steeds first-place finish with his time of 28:10.

Freshman Jonathon Lavelle was the top runner for the Tornados, as he finished sixth-place overall with a time of 31:39.

Fellow freshman Damon Martin turned in a time of 33:22, good enough for seventh overall, while Tiffen Tapia (33:47), Zach Hazen (35:11) and Ryan Forsyth (38:29) wrapped up the scoring for the Tornados.

The Tornados will take this weekend off, as BC will prepare for the Greensboro Invitational on Saturday, September 27.


The Dupont Challenge Results

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