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Men's Cross Country - Sat, Oct. 1, 2016

The LSUS Cross Country competed at the East Texas Baptist University Meet in Marshall, Texas. Over 20 schools participated in the meet including 17 teams in the D-III classification. The course was a 2 kilometer loop which the women ran 3 times (6k) and the men ran 4 times (8k).

In the men's race, Ben Haines (FR/Shreveport, Louisiana) once again led the Pilots against a strong field over the 5 mile course with a finishing time of 30:27 which was good for 28th place. Next came Angel Marroquin with a time of 32:34 placing 37th. Solomon Layton (FR/Shreveport, Louisiana) finished in 33:01 for 39th followed by Simon Moradel (SO/Bossier City, Louisiana) running 34:19 for 43rd. Donald Holland (SR/Bossier City, La.) was the fifth man for LSUS running 37:32 for 46th and barely edging out Judd Young (JR/Alexandria, Louisiana) who made his season debut running 37:34 for 47th place. The men's team was rounded out by Duncan Phelps (SO/Shreveport, Louisiana) (38:34, 48th), Ben McRae (SR/Bossier City, Louisiana) (44:27), Jaelon Davis (JR/Miden, Louisiana) (47:39), and a little sibling rivalry with Jacob McDowell (SR/Peyton, Colorado) (50:13) beating his brother Ben McDowell (SO/Peyton, Colorado) (50:22) to the finish line. The men's team took 7th in the D-III division.

Coach Rabo was very excited about the results of the meet. "We got a bit of a late start to the year so we have been keeping mileage up and training through meets. This generally means the runners are going to be a little tired and be racing on sore legs. However, if they were tired from this week's workouts it didn't show today. Every runner ran their fastest pace of the year today and we still have another month until the conference meet. I'm excited to see what they will be capable of with another month of training."

The Pilot Cross Country teams will next be competing in the Watson Ford Invitational at Mississippi College on October 7th in Clinton, MS.

M - Cross Country
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