Bryan 10th At 2013 NAIA Cross Country Championship

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The 2013 NAIA Cross Country Championship was held on a brisk morning on the historic Rim Rock Farm course in Lawrence, Kan.  The Bryan Lions fought over the tough course that featured rolling and steep hills, covered bridges, and a frozen course.  Three Lions were racing for the last time on a cross country course and helped the team to a 10th place finish, tying the school's 2nd best finish in history.

Leading the charge for the Lions was Anthony Simpson.  After finishing 27th in the 2012 meet, he improved to a 15th place finish in 24:55, earning All-American honors for the 2nd year in a row. Connor Hatfield was two seconds shy of earning an All-American spot, finishing 32nd in 25:12.  Third for Bryan was Alex Stephens, who covered the course in 25:29 and was 52nd overall.  Finishing out the scoring for the Lions were Jason McLeod in 25:55 and Tyler Boone in 26:29. Madison Yates was the 6th Lion across the line in 27:06, and Jacob Shelton was close behind in 27:27.

"This was a tough race," said Coach Bryson Harper after the race.  "The wind chill kept the temperature in the single digits, and there were three very steep hills plus the rolling hills that made up the course.  But these men did their jobs well.  Anthony, Alex and Jason all wrapped up their last seasons on cross country today, and they did it very well.  Anthony improved yet again and proved he can run with anyone, and Alex improved by over 60 spots from last year.  These men have been a great part of this team their last four years, and they will be sorely missed when their track eligibility is done.  Connor did a great job today and ran much faster than he did last year on a much tougher course with better competition; even though he finished just outside of the top 30 again, I know it will be great motivation as he heads into track season.  Tyler ran tremendously well and really helped us as a team.  These men ran very well as a team, and the teams in front of us ran extremely well.  I'm proud of the way these men compose themselves on and off the course, and glad they were able to come together to fight to be one of the top 10 teams in the country."

The Lions will take a short break over Thanksgiving, and then begin training for the indoor track season that begins in December.


MUS Netters Edge McCallie, 4-3

Defending D-II AA state champion Memphis University School defeated McCallie, 4-3, Thursday in Nashville. Both teams will compete in the Carter Invitational Friday and Saturday. MUS won the doubles point and then had singles wins at Nos. 1-4-5, while McCallie (7-2) had wins at Nos. 2-3-6 singles. MUS 4, McCallie 3 Singles 1. Walker Sims (MUS) def. Cody Gubin, ... (click for more)

Lookouts Triumph on Mayora's Game-Winning Single in Ninth

  Thursday night, the  Chattanooga Lookouts (9-12) started a 10 - game home stand against the Birmingham Barons (10-11) before a packed stadium with a crowd of 5,576. The game was well worth the price of admission as Daniel Mayora smacked a game-winning  RBI single to drive home Darnell Sweeney and give the team the 5-4 win.    ... (click for more)

Berke Names Fred Fletcher, Of Austin, Tex., New Chattanooga Police Chief

Mayor Andy Berke announced Thursday that Fred Fletcher of Austin, Tex., is his pick for Chattanooga Chief of Police. With 20 years of experience in law enforcement, Mr. Fletcher has served in an executive, command, or supervisory role for 12 years.  As commander in Region III of the Austin Police Department, Mr. Fletcher spearheaded community initiatives including a drug market ... (click for more)

Child, 23 Months, Found Dead In Crib With Fentanyl Patch On Back; Death Ruled Homicide

A 23-month-old Chattanooga boy has been found dead in his crib with a Fentanyl patch on his back. The death of Demarcus Bryant at 7655 Borris Dr. last month was ruled a homicide. An autopsy report says he died from "Fentanyl patch placed by someone else." Chattanooga Police are investigating. No one has yet been charged. The child was found face down in his crib. ... (click for more)

A Slap In The Face To Local Police Applicants

Little Andy has once again shown what he thinks about the Chattanooga Police Department by ignoring all the applicants from within the department. There were several great candidates within the police department that had as much experience as the chosen one from 1,000 miles away. This is a slap in the face for any officer who is at the Chattanooga Police Department who has aspirations ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Northwestern Players Vote

The National Labor Relations Board, 0-1 this week after the United Auto Workers cancelled a hearing one hour before it was to begin in Chattanooga, has another chance for a last-minute finish today. In what will be under a more harsh light, the Northwestern University football team is expected to vote on whether to become a union Friday morning. Yesterday afternoon there remained ... (click for more)