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Jacob Parkinson
Jacob Parkinson finished in 13th place for the LR men's cross country team.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

LR Women’s Cross Country Finish Third, Men Fourth In SAC Championships

Hosting the SAC Championship for the first time in six years, The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Cross Country team finished third place at Southside Park in Newton Saturday morning. Sabrina Fleig and Paige Ewald were named to the All-Conference Team after today’s championship race.

Fleig was named to the first team All-SAC and the All-Freshman team as the freshman finished in 5th place in her first championship with a 20:51.60 time. Paige Ewald finished in 19th with a time of 21.34.77 to earned third team honors.

Liz Kessler and Carolina Fuehren finished back-to-back less than two seconds apart in 27th and 28th place while Eliska Rihora finished in 36th place with an 22:26.41 time to help the Bears finish in third place.

Wingate won the team title as the Bears finished behind Catawba and the Bulldogs. The Bears finished with a team score of 101.

LR will now turn their attention to the NCAA Southeast Regional on November 4th in Gainesville, GA.

Bears Results
Sabrina Fleig- 20:51.60 5th place
Paige Ewald- 21:34.77 11th place
Liz Kessler- 22:07.10 27th place
Carolin Fuehren 22:08.26 28th place
Eliska RIhora- 22:26.41 36th place

Meanwhile the

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Cross Country finished fourth in this years event. Jacob Parkinson earned first team all-conference accolades with his third-place finish while Lewis Budgen earned second team honors with his 11th place finish. The event took place at Southside Park in Newton.

Wingate won the team title as the Bears finished behind the Bulldogs, Catawba and Anderson to earn a fourth place finish. Parkinson was the first non-Bulldog to finish as he ran a 23:03.77 on the morning.

Budgen finished thirty seconds later for his 11th place finish with a time of 23:33.90. After Budgen, the Bears next finisher was Bastian Luthman in 32nd place with a time of 24:46.14. Garrison Fisher and Harrison Hickman rounded out the Bears scoring with a 53rd and 55th place finish.

The Bears will now get ready for the NCAA Southeast Regional that will be located in Gainesville, GA on November 4th.

Lenoir-Rhyne (4th/13 Teams) Time Place
Jacob Parkinson 23:03.77 3rd
Lewis Budgen 23.33.90 11th
Bastian Luthman 24:46.14 32nd
Garrison Fisher 25:43.19 53rd
Harrison Hickman 25:49.54 55th