Cross Country Runs Second At USC Aiken Invitational; Corneloup Captures Individual Title

Cross Country Runs Second At USC Aiken Invitational; Corneloup Captures Individual Title

AIKEN, S.C. - The Armstrong State University men's cross country team finished second at the USC Aiken Invitational on Friday afternoon at the Pacer Path in Aiken, S.C.

The Pirates finished the meet with 30 points, three behind team champion Francis Marion (27) and ahead of Paine College (75).

Sophomore Guillaume Corneloup ran the 8k course in a time of 28:32.79, capturing the individual title by nearly 10 seconds over teammate and fellow sophomore Donald Shelton, who finished second in a time of 28:42.18. The title is the first for Corneloup in his career and he becomes just the third Armstrong State men's cross country runner to win a meet title since reinstatement of the program in 2008, joining Pablo Salcedo Castro (2013) and Henning Schein (2014).

Freshman Wyatt Ingram placed seventh with a time of 29:44.81, while freshman Grant MacNeil finished 10th in a time of 30:25.53. Junior Corey Crunk rounded out the Pirates' times on the afternoon by placing 16th in a time of 33:46.59.

Armstrong State will be next in action on Saturday, October 10th, racing at the Georgia DII Collegiate Championship in Milledgeville, Ga., on the campus of Georgia College.