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Courtesy: PVAM Sports Information

Cross Country Recaps: September 9-10

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 09/11/2016
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UCA Cross Country Invitational (University of Central Arkansas)
Arkansas-Pine Bluff

CONWAY, Ark. – Arkansas-Pine Bluff competed at the UCA Cross Country Challenge this weekend.

Leading the Lady Lions in the 4K run was Jada Gammage (17:53.8) and Camiya Knight (17:57.4). Sharoya Simmons (18:24.2) and Deandra James (19:46.5) broke the 20-minute plateau in the race.

On the men’s side, Wade Garner (20:32.3) just missed a top 25 showing, and Malique Smith posted a 21:16.1 in the 6K. Tryan Luons (22:58) and Travion Munn (23:24.1) also competed for the Lions.
Rebel Invitational (Ole Miss)
Jackson State
Men’s Results | Women’s Results

OXFORD, Miss. – Jackson State’s James Curtis (23rd; 20:37.6) and Eclecius Franklin (24th; 20:38.6) both posted top-25 finishes in the men’s 6K run during the Rebel Invitational at Ole Miss.

Darrion Hampton (21:13.6), Jacques Williams (21:32.2), Rahim Aponte (21:44.0) and Markus Jackson (22:54.1) rounded out the field for the Tigers.

During the women’s 5K, Stherline Silencieux led JKST with a mark of 21:03.9. Akeilia Knight was next to finish for the Lady Tigers at 22:14.8. Aniecia Brewster (24:24.1) and Mohogany Antoine (24:45.2) both finished below the 25-minute mark as well.
Allstate Sugar Bowl XC Festival (Loyola University-New Orleans)
Mississippi Valley
Men’s Results | Women’s Results

NEW ORLEANS – Mississippi Valley had three runners finish in the top 10 during the men’s 5K at the Allstate Sugar Bowl XC Festival.

Timothy Misoy was fifth for MVSU with a time of 14:55.4, and John Akakeya was sixth (14:55.5). Aaron Albert took 10th place (15:01.5).

The Devilettes finished second as a team behind Tulane, with Kemei Scolasticah (17:59.1) pacing MVSU’s women in the 5K. DeHavalan Watts (15th; 18:24), Derica Pitters (16th; 18:27.3) and Lashae Bowens (17th; 18:30.4) also ran well for Mississippi Valley.
Azalea City Classic (University of South Alabama)
Alabama State
Men’s Results | Women’s Results

MOBILE, Ala. – Arion Span was one of three Lady Hornets to finish in the top 15 during the Azalea City Classic this weekend.

Span finished 12th in the women's 6K, posting a time of 24:12.52. Hayley Spears was 13th with a time of 24:24.54, and Tatiana Etienne (24:57.64) finished 15th overall. Reigning Runner of the Week Janice Lane ran 25:01.54 to finish 16th.

In the men's 8K, the Hornets' Tyree Newton posted a 27:34.45, which was good for 21st overall. Gregory Thigpen (27:58.51) and Joshua Coffelt (27:59.19) were 24th and 25th, respectively, for ALST.
Powerade Invitational (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga)
Alabama A&M 

CONWAY, Ark. – Alabama A&M competed at the UTC Powerade Invitational this weekend.

Locklin Autumn (14:12.56) and Taylor Sunkett (14:!6.81) were the top finishers for AAMU in the women's two-mile run.

Sydney Cox also broke the 15-minute plateau, coming across the line at 14:44.16. 

Rice Invitational (Rice University)
Prairie View A&M
Texas Southern

HOUSTON – Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern tested their mettle against foes from the American Athletic Conference, the SEC and the Southland Conference, among others, in the Rice Invitational.

JoAnna Benavidez led PVAMU's women in the 4K with a time of 16:42.66. Also breaking the 18-minute mark was Aimee Hernandez (17:45.59) and Alysse Grogan (17:56.30). Marlyn Campa (17:10.67) was the Lady Tigers' top finisher.

On the men's side, Levante Williams (20:36.82) and Aaron Austin (20:39) broke the 21-minute plateau for PVAMU in the 6K.

Texas Southern's Xavier Martinez posted a 20:32.8 to lead the Tigers.


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