Sept. 17, 2012
CARY, NC – The Fayetteville State men’s and women’s cross country teams finished in ninth and 11th places, respectively, this past Friday as both teams competed at the adidas Cross Country Challenge hosted by NC State University at Wake Med Soccer Park.
NC State captured both the men’s and women’s competition on Friday with North Carolina, East Carolina and West Virginia Wesleyan following behind in second, third and fourth places. On the men’s side NC State University Club finished fifth followed by St. Augustine’s in sixth, Winston-Salem State in seventh and Shaw in eighth. The Rams placed fifth on the women’s side and were followed by Meredith in sixth, NC State University Club in seventh, Queens in eighth, St. Augustine’s in ninth and Shaw in 10th.
Ernest Hawkins, for the second straight meet, was the leading finisher for the Broncos as he placed 50th with a time of 17:25.2. Douglas Jackson was the second leading finisher for Fayetteville State with a 54th place finish and a time of 17:40.7, while Ervin Brinkley finished 89th and a time of 20:56.1. Anthony Mullen and Taron Sanders finished back-to-back in 92nd and 93rd places for the Broncos as Mullen posted a time of 21.38.8 and Sanders 21:52.0. Brandon Elmore and Andrew Brassard rounded out the competition for Fayetteville State as Elmore finished 97th with a time of 22:26.4 and Brassard 100th at 25:13.9.
Anderson was also the women’s top finisher for the second consecutive week as she placed 106th with a time of 25:07.9. Nia Trawick was the second-highest finisher for the Broncos with a 117th place finish and time of 26:58.4, while Renee Guesehard ran a 27:46.9 for a 120th place finish. Rachael Hays, Chiquanna Anderson and Brittany Wilkins were the final finishers for Fayetteville State as Hays finished 122nd, Anderson 126th and Wilkins 127th. Hays recorded a time of 28:07.4, Anderson ran a 30:23.7 and Wilkins posted a 30:51.2.
The Broncos will return to action on Friday, Sept. 28 as they travel back to Cary, NC for the HBCU Challenge at 9 a.m.