CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Freshman Justin Stimpson/Farmville ran an 8K time of 30:32 to lead Hampden-Sydney College to a 37th-place finish at the Queen City Invite cross country race on Friday evening at McAlpine Creek Park in Charlotte, North Carolina. NCAA Division II Augusta (Ga.) University won the 42-team race with its 21 points, while Mathew Chesum of Benedict (S.C.) College finished first individually with a time of 24:36.
Stimpson finished 214th overall among the large field of 327 runners, and was followed by freshman Ryan Haynie/Richmond (31:26, 230th), sophomores Bennett Diggs/West Point (33:23, 260th) and David Lowman/Staunton (33:39, 266th), senior Thomas Gorman/Naples, Fla. (33:53, 271st), sophomore Christian Berner/Portsmouth (34:14, 275th), freshman Taisho Miller/Virginia Beach (34:49, 281st), and senior John Dyke/Keswick (35:22, 286th). Haynie, Lowman, and Miller each ran season-best 8K times, while Berner was running in his first collegiate race for the Tigers. The race featured 10 NCAA Division I programs, and 18 Division II schools, along with Division III, NAIA and USCAA squads.
H-SC will race again on Friday, October 18, at 4 p.m. at the 8K Vertcross Invitational in High Point, North Carolina. The Tigers will host a Family Weekend 5K tomorrow (Saturday, September 28) morning at 8 a.m. on the Hill.