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Furman Cross Country Teams Win Queens Twilight Meet

Aaron Templeton
Aaron Templeton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Furman cross country teams won the Queens Twilight meet Friday at Freedom Park in Charlotte, N.C. to open the 2015 season.  The Paladin men scored 15 points for the victory, while the Paladin women tallied 21 points in the win. 

Furman runners took the top 10 spots in the men's 5K race, with the top seven finishers all completing the race within a second of each other.  Sophomore Aaron Templeton was first with a time of 14:56.3, while junior Matt Lange placed second, also at 14:56.3.  Junior Lee Shearer and sophomore Austin Sprague were third and fourth, respectively, at 14:56.5, while Ryan Adams ran unattached and took fifth with a time of 14:56.7.  Junior Kyle Polman and sophomore Mark Hadley posted times of 14:56.9 for sixth and seventh place.  

Junior Brock Baker also competed as an unattached athlete, placing eighth (14:57.6), while junior Josh Brickell finished ninth with a time of 14:58.3.  Sophomore Frank Lara rounded out the top 10 at 14:59.9.  Sophomore Quintin McKinnish placed 13th with a time of 15:01.3, and senior Jack Miller recorded a 19th-place finish (15:43.5).  Sophomore Hayden Cox completed the Paladin slate, turning in a time of 16:16.1 for 36th place.

The Paladin women placed all six runners among the top eight, as junior Allie Buchalski won the individual title with a time of 17:12.7 on the 5K course, followed by junior Laura Miller in second with a time of 17:17.6.  Sophomore Becca Cooley placed fifth at 17:42.3, while junior Maddie Wolfe claimed sixth place after crossing the line in 17:58.1.  Juniors Ann Sisson and Bryce Seymour finished back-to-back in seventh (18:12.8) and eighth (18:15.4) place, respectively.  

The Paladins will compete at the Furman University Cross Country Classic on September 12.

 

Furman Men's Individual Results - 5K

1 Aaron Templeton 14:56.3

2 Matt Lange 14:56.3

3 Lee Shearer 14:56.5

4 Austin Sprague 14:56.5

5 Ryan Adams (UNATT) 14:56.7

6 Kyle Polman 14:56.9

7 Mark Hadley 14:56.9

8 Brock Baker (UNATT) 14:57.6

9 Josh Brickell 14:58.3

10 Frank Lara 14:59.9

13 Quintin McKinnish 15:01.3

19 Jack Miller 15:43.5

36 Hayden Cox 16:16.1

 

Furman Women's Individual Results - 5K

1 Allie Buchalski 17:12.7

2 Laura Miller 17:17.6

5 Becca Cooley 17:42.3

6 Maddie Wolfe 17:58.1

7 Ann Sisson 18:12.8

8 Bryce Seymour 18:15.4

 

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information