Dalton State Cross Country Competes In Berry Invitational

Sunday, October 20, 2013 - by James Beavers

The Dalton State cross country teams competed well on Saturday in the Berry Invitational.

Roadrunner Coaches Margie Bruner and Andy Meyer were extremely excited about the results.

“Each runner had a personal best time,” said Bruner. “It was the first 6K run for all of the women,” said Meyer. “So, naturally they all also had personal bests.

The DS men finished fourth in the 22-team 8K race with an average time of 27:16.91.  That meant 117 points.

Tennessee Wesleyan was first with 38 points and an average time of 26:20.43.  Georgia Tech followed at 59 point and a time of 26:43.93.  Lee University was next (78 points and an average of 26:46.15.

The host Vikings of Berry College were one point back of Dalton with 118 points.

Dalton State runners with placd and time were Paul Patterson (18th 26:44.61), Isaac Pacheco (26th – 27:06.04), Brody Cook (28th – 27:10.29); Rafael Pacheco (42nd – 27:39.02), Josue Limas (46th – 27:44.59), Parker Cook (48th – 27:54.62), Aurelio Jacobo (138th – 31:33.16), and Garrett Williams (139th – 136.42)

There were 207 men runners competing in the meet.

Men’s teams with scores were:

  1. Tennessee Wesleyan – 38
  2. Lee University  - 59
  3. Georgia Tech  - 78
  4. Dalton State  - 117
  5. Berry College – 118
  6. Young Harris College  - 194
  7. SCAD Atlanta  - 241
  8. University of the South  - 245
  9. Birmingham Southern  271
  10. University of Virginia – Wise  - 275
  11. University of West Georgia  - 288
  12. Reinhardt University  - 346
  13. Covenant  - 360
  14. North Georgia Tech  - 381
  15. Belhaven University  - 432
  16. Piedmont College  - 438
  17. Maryville (TN)  - 464
  18. Cumberland University (TN)  - 508
  19. Gordon State College  - 512
  20. Oglethorpe University  - 595
  21. Fort Valley State  - 607
  22. LaGrange College  - 610

The Dalton State women finished 10th in the 21-team 6K race. The Lady Roadrunners had 264 points and an average time of 25:52.42. The University of Georgia won the event with 34 points and an average of 23:00.85. Georgia Tech was second with 51 points and an average time of 23:14.64.        

There were 178 women competitors.  UGA’s Sarah Perry and Jenn Cora were the top two runners with times of 22:28.19 and 22:32.04. Dalton State’s Natalie Espinoza-Hensley was 21st with a time of 24:0303. Nayeli Jacobo was 28th with a 24:28.01.

Other Lady Roadrunners with order of finish and time were Julie Parham (64th – 26:20.82), Amairany Vidana (82nd - 27:01.82), Mikayla Moran (90th - 27:28.38), Maggie Kalafut (98th – 27:43.69), Jessica Brock (111th – 28:19.52), Zaira Martinez (117th – 28:45.36), Jazmin Sanchez (124th – 29:16.73), and Karla Gomez (133th – 30:41.90).

Women’s Teams in the Berry Invitational 6K Race by finish and score:

  1. University of Georgia  - 34
  2. Georgia Tech – 51
  3. Birmingham Southern  - 130
  4. Lee University  - 142
  5. Young Harris College  - 145
  6. Tennessee Wesleyan  - 146
  7. Berry College  - 198
  8. Covenant College  - 218
  9. University of the South  - 218
  10. Dalton State College  - 264
  11. Converse  - 271
  12. SCAD Atlanta  - 337
  13. Piedmont College  - 344
  14. Maryville (TN)  - 416
  15. Cumberland (TN)  - 438
  16. Belhaven University  - 471
  17. University of Virginia (Wise) – 472
  18. Oglethorpe  - 489
  19. Reinhardt University  - 537
  20. LaGrange  - 579
  21. North Georgia Tech  - 620

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