Men's Cross Country Competes at Greater Louisville Classic
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Belmont men's cross country team competed in the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic on Saturday morning. The Bruins placed 21st out of 29 teams in the gold race at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park.
Junior Matt Miller (LaPorte, Ind.) led BU for the third straight meet, placing 43rd in a time of 24:54.31 on the eight kilometer course. Sophomore Erick Kigen (Eldoret, Kenya) was the next Bruin to cross the line, recording a time of 25:14.45 to take 71st out of 240 runners.
Sophomore Josh Helton (Franklin, Tenn.), sophomore Brandon Mahaney (Lafayette, Tenn.), and freshman Marcus Bridger-Wilkinson (Newbury, England) finished within three seconds of each other to round out the Belmont scorers.
Helton placed 124th in a time of 25:49.39, Mahaney crossed the line in 25:50.49 to take 127th, and Bridger-Wilkinson finished 133rd after recording a time of 25:52.93.
The Bruins totaled 481 points to place 21st, just behind Alabama and Kennesaw State with 463 points each. Purdue won the meet with 113 total points, while the host Cardinals took second with 150 points. Louisville's Tyler Byrne won the individual champion recording a time of 23:47.12.
Belmont will next compete at the Pre-NCAA Meet in Terre Haute, Ind. on October 16.