SEWANEE, Tenn. — The Hendrix College men’s cross country team finished in fifth place at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday morning. The finish was the highest for the Warriors since joining the league in 1992. Juniors Wes Haynie and Andres Ramirez earned All-SCAC Honors for placing in the top 14.
Haynie finished ninth on the 8K course in 26:46.64. Ramirez was 13th in 26:54.91. Juniors Micah Cothren (36th, 28:16.18), Stephen Borutta (43rd, 28:36.17) and John Dyer (28:42.28) rounded out the scoring for the Warriors.
The women’s team placed 10th, led by junior Stephanie Davenport, who completed the 6K race in 25:19.44, finishing 52nd. Freshman Anna Jolliff also ran a season-best 25:49.95, finishing in 58th. Freshmen Lee Rogers (84th, 29:24.51), Laura Gressler (87th, 30:03.09) and Nicholle Cromwell (92nd, 32:13.57) rounded out the scoring for Hendrix.
"I was pleased about our finishes today," eighth-year head coach Patrick MacDonald said. "We had a few standout performances, including Wes, Andres and Anna.
"Even our kids who had down days still ran really well. I’m pleased with everyone across the board, as we represented ourselves really well. I’m excited for our Regional Championships in two weeks."
The Warriors will move on to the NCAA Division III Regionals in Seguin, Texas on Nov. 12.