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App State Men’s Cross Country Finish Second, Women Fifth at Sun Belt Championship

The App State men’s cross country team finished second overall with 46 points at the Sun Belt Championships in Foley, Ala. on Friday. The women’s squad placed fifth overall with 117 points. Six Mountaineers collected All-SBC accolades for their performances on the course.

Setting pace for the Mountaineers in the men’s 8K race was junior Oliver Wilson-Cook, who placed fifth overall with a time of 24:28.2 to earn first-team All-SBC accolades. Graduate student Ryan Brown was next across the line, clocking a time of 24:40.9. Brown was followed by sophomores Garrett Bivens (24:44.9, 9th place), and Chase Burrell (24:45.2, 10th place). Brown, Bivens, and Burrell garnered second-team all-conference accolades. Junior Ryan Teuscher, who placed 14th with a time of 25:07.8, earned a third-team all-conference nod.

South Alabama Kirami Yego took the individual crown in the men’s 8K with a time of 22:55.9 and Arkansas State nabbed the team title with 32 points.

Setting pace for the Mountaineers in the women’s 5K was sophomore Linnea Maynard, who posted personal best with a time of 17:43.5, placing 15th overall. Maynard finished the race with third-team all-conference honors. Fellow sophomore Karsyn Kane took 19th with a personal best time of 18:06.7. Senior Madison Christy and junior Annie Amundsen also clocked PRs with times of 18:74.6 and 18:23.3 to place 24th and 26th, respectively.

New SBC member Southern Miss took the team title in the women’s race with a score of 44 points and Coastal Carolina’s Molly Jones took the individual crown with a meet record of 16:29.5.

The NCAA Southeast Regional is set for Nov. 11 at Louisville, Ky.

Team Standings
Men’s 8K Championship | Team Standings
1 Arkansas State – 32 points
2. App State – 46 points
3. South Alabama – 58 points
4. Marshall – 97 points
5. Louisiana – 139 points
6. ULM – 190 points
7. Coastal Carolina – 210 points
8. Troy – 217 points
9. Texas State – 229 points

Women’s 5K Championship | Team Standings
1 Southern Miss – 44 points
2. Arkansas State – 71 points
3. James Madison – 83 points
4. Marshall – 104 points
5. App State – 117 points
6. Coastal Carolina – 155 points
7. South Alabama – 203 points
8. ULM – 210 points
9. Louisiana – 220 points
10. Troy – 288 points
11. Texas State – 295 points
12. Georgia Southern – 343 points
13. Georgia State – 349 points

2022 Sun Belt Men’s Runner of the Year: Kirami Yego, South Alabama

2022 Sun Belt Women’s Runner of the Year: Molly Jones, Coastal Carolina

2022 Men’s First-Team All-Conference
Kirami Yego, South Alabama
Teagan Flanagan, South Alabama
Grayson Young, Arkansas State
Dawson Mayberry, Arkansas State
Oliver Wilson-Cook, App State

2022 Men’s Second-Team All-Conference
Jacob Pyeatt, Arkansas State
Nati Enright, Arkansas State
Ryan Brown, App State
Garrett Bivens, App State
Chase Burrell, App State

2022 Men’s Third-Team All-Conference
Evan White, Marshall
Rylan Brown, Arkansas State
Nathan Herbst, Arkansas State
Ryan Teuscher, App State
Ethan Mychajlonka, Arkansas State

2022 Women’s First-Team All-Conference
Molly Jones, Coastal Carolina
Sophie Daigle, Louisiana
Oliwia Wawrzyniak, Southern Miss
Abby Herring, Marshall
Isabela Ross, Southern Miss

2022 Women’s Second-Team All-Conference
Miranda Stanhope, James Madison
Jaybe Shufelberger, Arkansas State
Sophie Leathers, Arkansas State
Erin Phelps, Southern Miss
Adele Magaud, South Alabama

2022 Women’s Third-Team All-Conference
Smilla Kolbe, Southern Miss
Kylee Mastin, Marshall
Gabriella Garcia, James Madison
Sofia Terenziani, James Madison
Linnea Maynard, App State