Cross Country Post Top 10 Finishes at A-Sun Championship
STETSON, Fla. – The Mercer men's and women's
cross country teams both placed in the top 10 at the Atlantic Sun
Conference championship in DeLand, Fla. Saturday morning with the
men finishing seventh and the women ninth.
The young Mercer men were led by freshman Jacob Law who placed 14th individually with a time of 26:50 in the 8k event. Senior Roland Adams posted the second best Mercer time with a 27:32, good for 31st. Rounding out Mercer's top five was Chris Svidesskis (Fr., 28:36, 46th), Marc Kushinka (Jr., 28:37, 47th), and Taylor Snyder (Fr., 29:26, 56th).
As has been the case all year, freshman Kacie Niemann led the Mercer women with a 13th place finish and continued her streak of finishing in the top 25 of each race this season. Niemann saved her best for the conference championship, posting an 18:32 in the 5k race, her best of the year.
Clara Densmore just missed on a 5k personal best finishing 54th at 20:24. Following Densmore was Christian Kivi (So., 20:58, 59th), Karen Dorris (Sr., 21:13, 61st), Kasie Knapper (Fr., 22:07, 64th). Along with Niemann and Densmore, Kivi, Dorris and freshman Hannah Stark all posted a personal best.
Kennesaw State University won the men's title while Jacksonville University captured the women's crown.