Cross Country

Mercer Takes All-SAC Honors at SAC Cross Country Championships

16_XC_MercerHannahS3

NEWTON, N.C. -- Hannah Mercer ran to second team All-South Atlantic Conference honors on Saturday morning at Southside Park in the SAC Cross Country Championships. The women finished fourth at the Championships, while the men placed eighth among the 11 league schools.

Mercer placed 11th in the women’s 5k with a time of 18:37. That time took a second off her previous best time and is the second-fastest 5k in school history. Olivia Jacobs ran an 18:22 back in 2008.

Following Mercer for Catawba was freshman Amber Gale, who clocked in at 19:43 to finish 29th. Nikki Elminowski took 37th in a time of 20:02.

"The girls really stepped up accepted the challenge to finish in the top four," stated Catawba Head Cross Country Coach Jason Bryan. "We were not at full strength, but they came together and ran hard for each other. It was a great performance. Hannah had a great day and really made a big statement withing the conference."

Hannah Wolkenhauer, of Queens, won the race in a time of 17:13, winning by nearly 40 seconds. Queens would also win the team title over Anderson.

Freshman Kyle Rhodes led the men with a time of 26:40 in the 8k. He would place 30th. Ethan Bemis was 35th in a time of 26:58, while Curtis Carmack took 37th as he finished with a time of 27:05.

"The men's race got out really fast and the guys hung in there for a while, but we did not have it today." added Bryan. Over the next two weeks we need to regroup and get ready for regionals."

Tom Bains, of Queens, won the men’s race in a time of 24:28. He won by 11 seconds over Carson-Newman’s Luke Greer. Queens had seven of the top 12 runners to win the team title over Wingate.

Catawba will run in the NCAA II Southeast Regional in two weeks at Wingate, N.C.

Women
1. Queens 36, 2. Anderson 59, 3. Wingate 68, 4. CATAWBA 161, 5. Lincoln Memorial 171, 6. Lenoir-Rhyne 172, 7. Tusculum 175, 8. Carson-Newman 178, 9. Coker 254, 10. Mars Hill 285, 11. Newberry 295.

Catawba Individuals
11. Hannah Mercer, 18:37
29. Amber Gale, 19:43
37. Nikki Elminowski, 20:02
48. Paula Sellers, 20:27
49. Christina D’Amelio, 20:28
52. Lexie Petty, 20:49
59. Jordan Hunt, 21:04

Men
1. Queens 23, 2. Wingate 88, 3. Anderson 95, 4. Lincoln Memorial 122, 5. Lenoir-Rhyne 135, 6. Mars Hill 151, 7. Carson-Newman 158, 8. CATAWBA 188, 9. Tusculum 219, 10. Coker 280, 11. Newberry.

Catawba Individuals
30. Kyle Rhodes, 26:40
35. Ethan Bemis, 26:58
37. Curtis Carmack, 27:05
40. Drew Lake, 27:11
51. Michal Swepson, 27:35
75. Rontrel Felton, 28:59
76. Austin Snide, 29:06
79. Henry Brenner, 29:22
84. AJ Meadows, 30:24

Today's Events

No events are scheduled today

Calendar

«January 2018»
123
January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

45
January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

6
January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

78910
January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

1112
January 12

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

13
January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

1415161718
January 18

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92

1920
January 20

Swimming @ Lenoir-Rhyne

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1)

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 4 p.m.

21
January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2)

222324
January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

2526
January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

27
January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

28293031
January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

Mouse over the red calendar dates to display events on those days. Click to open the full-size calendar.


TEAM PHOTO

Basketball (M) Team Photo

SPONSORS