Men's Cross Country Places 11th At NCAA Southeast Regional

Men's Cross Country Places 11th At NCAA Southeast Regional

WINGATE, N.C. - The Armstrong State University men's cross country team overcame muddy conditions on the campus of Wingate University to place 11th Saturday in the 2015 NCAA Southeast Cross Country Regionals for a second straight season.

The Pirates finished the meet with 345 points, tying last year's best region finish since reinstatement of the program in 2009. Mount Olive (52) captured the meet over Mars Hill (89) and Queens (NC), with UNC Pembroke (143) and Augusta (164) rounding out the top five schools.

Sophomore Henning Schein placed 16th individually, running the 10k course in a time of 33:58.4 to earn All-Region honors. He is the first two-time All-Region runner in Armstrong State men's cross country history.

Sophomore Guillaume Corneloup finished 35th individually in a time of 35:01.2, while sophomore Donald Shelton placed 41st individually in a time of 35:15.4. The Pirates had three runners in the top 50 finishers last season and improved on that with three in the top 41 out of the field of 160 runners on Saturday.

Freshman Wyatt Ingram placed 135th in a time of 39:11.4, while freshman Grant MacNeil finished 151st in a time of 41:01.2. Junior Corey Crunk rounded out the Pirates' times in the regional by placing 157th in a time of 42:28.5.