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Appalachian State Cross Country Competes at USC-Upstate Invite

The App State men’s and women’s cross country team wrapped competition at the USC – Upstate Invite in Spartanburg, S.C. on Saturday with the men’s squad clinching first in the team standings with 30 points and the women taking second with 75 points.

Six Mountaineers rounded out the top-10 in the men’s 8K race, with junior Oliver Wilson-Cook leading the pack. Wilson-Cook clocked a time of 25:03.9 to place fourth individually. Following Wilson-Cook was fellow junior Dwayne Lillie, who placed fifth, stopping the clock at 25:10.6. Sophomores Garrett Bivens and Chase Burrell finished sixth and seventh, respectively, with times of 25:10.6, and 25:13.8. Senior Ryan Teuscher crossed the finish line with a time of 25:14.8 to place eighth, and freshman Tucker Sangster clocked a time of 25:22.9 to place tenth.

In the women’s 5K, sophomore Linnea Maynard set pace for the Mountaineers, clocking a time of 18:28.8 to place fifth. Senior Madison Christy was the next Mountaineer to cross the finish line, stopping the clock at 19:04.1 to place 17th. Sophomores Bianca Copeman, Karsyn Kane, and senior Lila Peters placed 20th (19:11.4), 21st (19:13.1), and 22nd (19:13.4), respectively.

The Mountaineers will compete in the Wildcat Invite in Charlotte, N.C. on Oct. 21 before traveling to Foley, Ala. for the Sun Belt Cross Country Championships on Oct. 29.