Boone, N.C. (Sept. 1, 2017) -- ETSU’s cross country teams posted top-tier finishes Friday in their first meet of the season, the Covered Bridge Open in Boone, N.C.
The Buccaneer men finished 4th out of 11 teams, and the women 5th out of 12, on a soggy State Farm Fields/Kennedy course.
Lindsey Stallworth (Knoxville, Tenn.), in her first collegiate meet, was ETSU’s top individual, crossing the line 7th in the women’s 5K. Adam Bradtmueller (Sarasota, Fla.) topped the Buc men with an 11th-place result in the 8K.
Nathan Longfellow (Cookeville, Tenn.) and James Garst (Jonesborough, Tenn.) finished 17th and 18th, respectively, giving the ETSU men three runners in the top 20.
The rest of ETSU’s top five was Daniel Sonnenfeldt (Knoxville, Tenn.) in 24th and Louis Morris (Knoxville, Tenn.) in 30th.
Carl Oberfeitinger (Kingsport, Tenn.) was 35th, Noah Charles (Johnson City, Tenn.) 41st, Nick Horne (Blountville, Tenn.) 44th, and Ben O’Connor (Statesville, N.C.) 53rd.
Two ETSU women joined Stallworth in the top 30 -- Kaitlyn Lay (Knoxville, Tenn.) finished 22nd and Macy Carrier (Bluff City, Tenn.) 28th.
Makayla Shaw (Joneborough, Tenn.) was 50th and Colbie Williamson (Clyde, N.C.) 55th to complete the Bucs’ top five.
Lindsay Bruce (Knoxville, Tenn.) finished 67th, Mia DePillo (Fort Wayne, Ind.) 90th and Kylie Rutherford (Lvalette, W. Va.) 91st.
The ETSU men posted 95 points, the same as the host school, Appalachian State, and claimed 4th place on a tiebreaker.
ETSU’s next scheduled meet is the Virginia Tech Alumni Open, on Friday, September 15th, in Blacksburg, Va.
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