Men’s Cross Country Notches Sixth-Place Finish at Falcon Classic

Men’s Cross Country Notches Sixth-Place Finish at Falcon Classic

Montevallo, Ala. – Lynn University's men's cross country team took sixth place out of 25 teams on Saturday morning at the University of Montevallo's Falcon Classic. The sixth-place finish is the best in program history and ranked the Fighting Knights third out of the 11 Division II teams at the meet.

INSIDE THE MEET:
Results: 6th out of 25 teams
Location: University of Montevallo | Montevallo, Ala.
Race Length: 8K – 4.97 miles
History at Event: First-ever appearance
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Lynn earned a score of 241, 21 points behind host and fifth-place Montevello (220) and six points ahead of Columbus St. (247). Auburn Montgomery (267), West Alabama (280) and West Florida (290) rounded up the top-10.
  • Florida A&M, a Division I program, took first place overall with six of its runners placing inside the top-eight individually.
  • Julian Yescas (26:44.75) and Hunter Dobbs (26:46.44) were the first two Fighting Knights to cross the line and finished 43rd and 44th, respectively.
  • Bryan Rider was right behind, finishing with a time of 26:46.97 in 46th place.
  • Nathan Kowalski finished with a time of 27:11.25 to place 60th overall.
  • Anthony Dace bookended Lynn's top-five with a time of 27:59.56 for an 83rd-place finish. 
  • Rounding out the Lynn contingent was Jaedin Doddapaneri (28:15.34), Joshua Skielnik (29:28.53), Jared Boeckmann (29:07.47) and Justin Bridgewater (30:21.42).

BEYOND THE FINISH LINE:

  • The meet was Yescas's first collegiate race.
  • This was the first 8K race in men's cross country history.
  • After finishing seventh at the FAU Invite last month, sixth place marks the best finish in the team's short history.

UP NEXT:
The Fighting Knights are back in action Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Mt. Dew Invite in Gainesville, Fla.