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Cross Country Recaps: October 8

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 10/08/2016
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Watson Ford Invitational (Mississippi College)
Alcorn State
Jackson State
Mississippi Valley

CLINTON, Miss. – Mississippi Valley's Kemei Scholasticah (23.57.82) won the women's 6K as the Devilettes won the Division I portion of Watson Ford Invitational.

Jackson State's Stherline Silencieux was second (25:48.91), and Alcorn State's Angelica Jacobs (26:06.2) and Dynasty Williams (26:19.12) were third and fourth, respectively. DeHavalan Watts of MVSU finished fifth with a time fo 26:20.9.

Southern's Danae Colston paced the Jaguars, finishing eighth at 27:20.78. MVSU had four women finish in the top nine spots. Alcorn State was second in team standings, followed by Southern and Jackson State.

On the men's side, Jackson State finished second, just two points off eventual winner New Orleans (41-43), as James Curtis led the Tigers (28:50.29) with a fifth-place showing. He was one of three Tigers to earn a top 10 finish and one of five to finish in the top 15. 

MVSU's Aaron Albert finished second overall, posting a 27:27.78 in the men's 8K. Teammate John Akakeya was third (28:21.16), as the Delta Devils finished third in team standings.

FSU Invitational (Florida State University)
Alabama State
Men's Results | Women's Results

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Alabama State's Gregory Thigpen earned a top-25 result (28:18.6) in the men's 8K run at the FSU Invitational. 

Andrew Coicou (29:12.5), Tyree Newton (29:14.5), Joshua Coffelt (29:22.7) and Bryont Brown (29:34.6) each finished in the top 35 of the meet, which was ultimately won by home-standing Florida State.

Arion Span (35th; 19:28.1) and Janice Lane (40th; 19:40) posted top-40 showings during the women's 5K portion. Sade Lavallias put up a mark of 20:31.3, and Hayley Spears wasn't far behind with a time of 20:38.6.

Aggieland Open (Texas A&M University)
Prairie View
Texas Southern (men only)
Men’s Results | Women’s Results

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas Southern's Xavier Martinez finished 18th in the men's 8K with a time of 26:54.06, and Prairie View A&M's JoAnna Benavidez posted a 21:23.63 to earn a top-40 showing during the Aggieland Open.

Prairie View A&M's Aaron Austin (27:19.57) and Levante Williams (27:27.51) both earned top 25 placings as the Panthers edged the Tigers in the men's event, which was ultimately won by Stephen F. Austin. Texas Southern's D'Andre Lewis finished 27th with a time of 27:34.16.

On the women's side, Jovana Espinoza (22:07.45) and Aimee Hernandez (22:10.89) earned top-50 showings in their field.