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Men's cross country wins Furman Invitational; Rotich claims second title of 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
As a team the Bucs finished with 40 points and blew away Charlotte (83 points) and Winthrop (91 points) for the crown. Rounding out the top-five was Marshall (105 points) and host Furman with 114 points.
"Our guys ran a great race on such a difficult course," added head ETSU men's cross country coach David Walker. "We had a strong regular season and now we need to carry this momentum into the conference meet and hope for another title. However, in order to accomplish our goal, we need to continue to practice hard and run solid in two weeks."
Rotich, the sophomore sensation, continued to remain on fire as he captured his second title in less than a month. Rotich beat out teammate Michael Deren (
Rounding out the scoring attack for ETSU were senior Jordan Ladd (
The Buccaneers ended the regular season on a high note and will look to carry the momentum into the Atlantic Sun conference championships, which will be held two weeks from today in
On the women's side, sophomore Vicki Currie (
Freshmen twins Terra and Tesha Haggard (
ETSU finished 13th out of 19 teams; while Charlotte (60 points), Clemson (79 points) and Furman (84 points) rounded out the top-three.
"This was a huge meet and our girls ran solid," said assistant women's cross country coach Mandy Virgets. "It was a difficult course, but it prepared our girls well for the conference meet in two weeks. We have high hopes for when they run in
The ETSU cross country team will now enjoy a two week break before competing in the Atlantic Sun conference championship. The meet will be held Vaughn's Creek Course in