2017 Men's Cross Country/Distance Track
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Men's Cross Country - Sat, Sep. 9, 2017

MACON, Ga. – The Point University men's cross country team finished its 8000-meter race with a first place team title among five schools and placed four of the top seven runners at the Middle Georgia State University Invitational at the Georgia Premier Cross Country Course in Macon, Ga., Saturday, Sept. 9.


Point totaled 37 points, just two points ahead of Emory University at Oxford (Ga.) with 39 points.  Oxford placed its top five runners among the top 12 and four of the top 10, including second-place finisher Justin Burton, who clocked a 30:17.5 over the 8000-meter course. Brewton-Parker College (Ga.) scored 62 points with two runners in the top ten, including race champion Bosco Hakuzimana, who covered the course in 29:40.2.  Clark Atlanta University finished fourth with 106 points, and Georgia Military College finished fifth with 123.


Point freshman Donquarius Chappell (Trumann, AR); junior Tyler Agan (Locust Grove, GA) and senior Brayton Gineris (McDonough, GA) crossed the finish line within a 31-second span in third, fourth and fifth places respectively.  Chappell ran a time of 30:27.6 with Agan crossing in 30:37.5 and Gineris in 30:58.7.  Freshman Nico Seaton (Cumming, GA) ran seventh with a time of 31:48.1, and senior Steven Tracy (Saint Simons Island, GA) finished 18th with a time of 34:42.0, rounding out the top five scorers.


Tracy also was part of Point's second three-man pack to finish the race.  Sophomore Drew Duram (LaGrange, GA) placed 19th with a time of 34:48.5, and sophomore Gage Brasher (Ashland, Ala.) followed in 20th place with a time of 34:54.0.


Seniors Clay Cofer (McDonough, GA) and Roberto Carrizosa (Phoenix, Ariz) finished 24th and 27th respectively with times of 36:35.8 and 37:47.2.


NEXT MEET:  Coached by Zachery Tyler, Point races next at the University of North Georgia Invitational in Dahlonega, Ga., Saturday, Sept. 16.  The women's race begins at 8:15 a.m., and the men's event begins at approximately 9 a.m.