GAINESVILLE, Ga. - The Armstrong State University men's cross country team finished seventh at the 2015 Peach Belt Conference Championships on Saturday morning at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus.
The Pirates finished the meet with 166 points. UNC Pembroke captured the meet with 49 points, followed by Augusta University (64), Columbus State (77), Georgia College (130) and Flagler (146). Young Harris (154) finished sixth, just ahead of the Pirates, while Clayton State (211), Montevallo (225) and Francis Marion (232) rounded out the team scores.
Sophomore Donald Shelton led the Pirates by finishing 10th with a time of 26:45.9 over the 8k course, earning All-Peach Belt Conference honors. Sophomore Henning Schein finished 12th with a time of 26:50.3, also earning All-Peach Belt Conference honors. It's the second straight year that Armstrong State has had two All-Conference runners in the same season - a first for the program.
Sophomore Guillaume Corneloup finished in 20th place in a time of 27:12.3, while freshman Wyatt Ingram finished 70th in a time of 29:30.1. Freshman Grant MacNeil finished 80th in a time of 30:18.3 and junior Corey Crunk finished 88th in a time of 32:08.2. Crunk was named to the PBC's All-Sportsmanship Team as well.
"We've progressed since the beginning of the season," Armstrong State head coach Michael Sergi said. "The guys are committed to improving and the training will be there as we make our way to regionals in two weeks."
The Pirates will next compete at the 2015 NCAA Division II Southeast Regionals in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday, November 7th.