Running Mocs Win Front Runner Race

Saturday, October 19, 2013

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga distance runners Lucas Cotter (Collierville, Tenn.) and Teghan Henderson (Pickering, Ontario) led the Running Mocs to top place finishes on a cool, breezy, overcast Saturday afternoon at the Moccasin Bend Race Course.

Henderson bested her time from the season-opener PowerAde Invitational by 17 seconds with a time of 10:41.10 over the two mile course. The next three runners crossed the line in a group led by Middle Tennessee’s Lucy Kapkiai with a time of 10:56.28. She was followed by Austin Peay’s Xiamar Richards in third at 10:57.11 with Chattanooga Rebecca Greenwall (Bogart, Ga.) fourth with a time of 10:59.17.

Keeley Stewart (Winchester, Tenn.) was the third UTC runner across the line placing 10th overall with a time of 11:37.15 and Amanda Cotter was right behind finishing her first race this year with a time of 11:37.11. The Lady Mocs’ final scoring runner, freshman Jessica York (Normandy, Tenn.),  finished 15th out of 71 runners with a time of 11:50.54.

Chattanooga took first in the race with 41 points just edging Middle Tennessee who was second with 45 points. Austin Peay finished third with 60 points and Mercer placed fourth with 82 points.

Cotter ran with the pack through the first half of the race before getting out front to claim the title in his final home cross country race. He finished the 5-kilometer run with a time of 14:56.36 with Middle Tennessee sweeping the next three spots. Shadrack Matelong of MTSU was second with a time of 15:01.63 followed by teammates Eliud Rutto (15:08.37) and Silas Taiget (15:10.94). Bryan College took the next two spots with Chattanooga’s Paul Stuart (Brentwood, Tenn.) finished seventh overall with a time of 15:12.93.

Senior Mark Cole (McKenzie, Tenn.) finished ninth with a time of 15:16.55 followed immediately by classmate John Gilpin (Nashville, Tenn.) with a time of 15:19.91. This was the final home cross country meet for both runners.

Trevor Janssen (Jordan Station, Ontario) finished 11th for UTC in the scoring with a time of 15:23.34 as the fifth UTC runner across the line.

The Mocs finished with 38 points while Middle Tennessee finished second with 48 points. Bryan College finished third in the scoring with 51 points and Mercer was fourth with 110 points.

The Running Mocs will now prepare for the Southern Conference Championships to be run in Birmingham, Ala., November 2.

Men’s Team Results

  1 Chattanooga                         38

  2 Middle Tennessee             48

  3 Bryan                                       51

  4 Mercer                                    110

  5 UT Martin                              112

  6 Austin Peay                           142

  7 Darton State                         160

  8 Tennessee State                 237

 

Individual

Pl.  Name                                     School           Time                      Pts

  1 Lucas Cotter                          UTC                14:56.36               1

  7 Paul Stuart                             UTC                15:12.93               7

  9 Mark Cole                              UTC                15:16.55               9

10 John Gilpin                           UTC                15:19.91               10

12 Trevor Janssen                    UTC                15:23.34               11

25 Matthew Marshall             UTC                16:07.92               23

41 Zack Darby                            UTC                16:42.09               36

 

Women’s Team Results

  1 Chattanooga                         41

  2 Middle Tennessee             45

  3 Austin Peay                           60

  4 Mercer                                    82

  5 UT Martin                              168

  6 Lipscomb                                177

  7 Darton State                         197

  8 Tennessee State                 215

 

Individual Results

  1 Teghan Henderson            UTC                10:41.10               1

  4 Rebecca Greenwall            UTC                10:59.17               4

10 Keeley Stewart                   UTC                11:37.15               10

11 Amanda Cotter                  UTC                11:38.11               11

15 Jessica York                           UTC                11:50.54               15

19 Anna Kate Chance             UTC                11:58.29               19

24 Madalyn Garland                UTC                12:05.82               23

38 Katie Ray                                UTC                12:36.65               --


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