Lee Men's Cross Country 2nd At South Region; Women Place 3rd

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Lee University’s Christian Noble outkicked the field of 134 at the NCAA Division II South Region Championship to claim the program’s first individual South Region Champion. Four other Flames finished in the top 21 to help the team finish seond and secure one of three automatic berths to the NCAA DII Championships on December 1 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Embry-Riddle (Fla.) was the team winner with a score of 48 points.

The Flames tallied 67 points and Florida Southern College recorded 99 points to earn third and the final berth.

Noble completed the 10K course 25 seconds ahead of runner-up Raymond Korir of Central State with a time of 31:19.17. That mark lowered Noble’s Lee record by 30 seconds. The previous standard of 31:49.9 was set at the 2016 NCAA DII South Region Championship.

“Noble was very dominant today,” said Lee head coach Caleb Morgan. “He keeps getting faster and more confident each race. Our team is very proud to have its first individual region champion.”

Caleb Eagleson was the next Lee runner to cross the finish line. Eagleson was 13th with a time of 32:26.45. Jared Herzog, Casey Guthery and Dawson Reed gave Lee three runners in the top 21 as they finished within 10 seconds of each other. Herzog (32:43.00) was 17th, Guthery (32:48.86) was 19th and Reed finished 21st (32:52.52).

Ben Gilman stopped the clock at 33:29.67 (41st) and Ben Tabor was 63rd (33:59.55).

“The men ran very well today,” added Morgan. “We were just beat by a better team. The main objective was to move on to Pittsburgh, and that’s what we did. These men have a lot more in them. We are excited to see where we stack up with the nation’s best in two weeks.”

he Lee University Women’s Cross Country team fought through the crowd to finish third at the NCAA Division II South Region Championship to secure one of three automatic berths to the NCAA DII Championships on December 1 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Embry-Riddle (Fla.) posted a team score of 78 points to claim the team championship. Union University was second (112 points) with the Lady Flames right behind with 120 points.

“The women ran a very gutsy race and got the job done,” said Lee head coach Caleb Morgan. “I couldn’t be prouder of their poise and the fight they have for each other.”

Amy Carpenter was the first Lee runner to complete the 6K distance. Carpenter was sixth out of 130 runners with a time of 22:08.72. Charlee Boxall and Becca Umbarger gave the Lady Flames three runners in the top 16. Boxall recorded a time of 22:37.16 (15th) and Umbarger stopped the clock at 22:39.51 (16th).

Logan Hernandez finished 30th with a mark of 23:06.16. Audrey Royer was the final scorer. The freshman’s time of 23:55.46 put her in 56th place.

“What a fantastic team effort for our women,” added Morgan. “We found out this morning that Chloe (Flora) wasn’t going to be able to run. We knew in order to qualify, everyone would need to step up.”

Kendra Irvine and Lacey Duvall were the last two Lady Flames across the line. Irvine covered the race in 24:08.39 (60th) and Duvall was 98th (25:47.44).


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