Pirates Run First In Non-DI Portion Of Julius Johnson Invitational In Mercer

Pirates Run First In Non-DI Portion Of Julius Johnson Invitational In Mercer

MACON, Ga. - The Armstrong State University men's cross country team bested a broken bus as well as four other teams at the Juluis Johnson Invitational on Friday afternoon, capturing the non-Division I portion of the race hosted by Mercer University.

The Pirates arrived on campus right before the race started thanks to bus problems and did not receive a normal warmup, but still garnered 23 points to out-place Georgia Military College (46), LaGrange (89), Central Georgia Tech (99) and Clark Atlanta (100) in the meet.

Junior Henning Schein ran the 8k course in a time of 26:43.0 to pick up the individual victory, while freshman Caleb Watson (30:41.6) ran fourth. Freshman Mac Gibbs (31:00.2) ran fifth and freshman Cody Reid (31:27) ran sixth. Freshman George Dyer (31:35.1) rounded out the Pirate scoring, finishing seventh.

"We overcame adversity today and still performed well. That's a testament to what our team wants to do this season," Armstrong State head coach Michael Sergi said. "We're all on the same page with having high expectations."

Armstrong State returns to action on Friday, October 7th, running at the USC Aiken Invitational in Aiken, S.C.