OXFORD, Ala. – The Huntingdon cross country program opened the season in the JSU Strut's Season Opener on Friday night.
In a 16-team field that included Division I, Division II, Division III and NAIA programs, the Huntingdon men placed 14th with a score of 399 and an average time of 21:07.32. On the women's side, Huntingdon competed with one runner.
Huntingdon, Piedmont and Birmingham-Southern were the only Division III teams in the field.
Notable: Division I Mercer won the men's race and Division I Kennesaw State won the women's race. Mercer won the men's race with a score of 49 points and an average time of 16:09.76. Kennesaw State won the women's race with a score of 46 points and an average time of 19:39.94.
Men: 15:33.30 (5K)– Brackin Stewart, Troy University
Women: 18:44.80 (5K) – Ayuk Brenda, Kennesaw State
How the Hawks Finished
Chris Matise – 19:12.70 (79th of 114)
Alex Cole – 19:19.30 (81st)
Trevor Berry – 20:52.00 (96th)
Taylor Chestnutt – 21:08.50 (98th)
Abraham Moreno – 25:04.10 (106th)
Dalyla Purifoy – 32:38.30 (115th of 122)
Coming Up: Huntingdon will host the Huntingdon College Invitational on Sept. 8.