Flames second at Berry race
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The Lee University men’s cross country team took runner-up honors at the Berry College Invitational Saturday. Lee University photo
The Lee University men’s cross country team took runner-up honors at the Berry College Invitational Saturday. Lee University photo
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MOUNT BERRY, Ga. – The Lee University cross country teams each earned top-four finishes at the Berry College Invitational Saturday morning.

The Flames placed second in the 8K race, while the Lady Flames scored well enough in the 6K race for fourth.

Tennessee Wesleyan College was the team winner in the men’s race with 38 points. Lee posted a score of 59 and Georgia Tech was third with 78.

Terris Elliott and Patrick Shultz gave Lee two runners in the top 15. Elliott was 13th (26:28.53) and Shultz was 15th (26:30.92) in a field of 207.

Emmanuel Kipchumba crossed the finish line at 26:52.99 (21st) with Camden Perez (22nd) right behind at 26:55.60. Joseph Crook placed 25th with a time of 27:02.70.

Adam Tauzer had a time of 27:29.72 to earn a spot at 39th. Adam Gullette finished 65th (28:25.76) and Justin Knuth rounded out the Lee runners at 84th (28:59.75).

The women’s championship was claimed by University of Georgia with 34 points. Georgia Tech was second with 51 points and Birmingham-Southern College (130) was third. The Lady Flames (142) edged Young Harris College (145) and Tennessee Wesleyan (146) to settle in the fourth spot.

Ashley Matthews and Cayce Bryan were Lee’s top finishers. Matthews (23:48.09) was 18th and Bryan (23:54.06) was 19th out of 178 runners.

Jessica Childers’ time of 24:19.82 put her in 26th. Victoria Yates (25:14.51) was 42nd, Emily Arnesen (25:33.25) was 49th and Emily Bryan crossed the line in 25:43.26 (53rd).

Storyie Miller (26:33.29) placed 68th and Emily Carden posted a time of 28:02.27 (104th).

Both squads will head to Hoover, Ala., on Oct. 26 to participate in the Gulf South Conference Championships. Due to Lee’s provisional status in NCAA Division II, the teams will not be eligible for the Championship.