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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Bowie State U Cross Country Update


BULLDOGS FINISH SECOND OVERALL AT VIRGINIA UNION PANTHER INVITE


BOWIE, Md. - Participating in their final event before the conference championships, the Bulldogs cross country placed second overall at the Virginia Union University Invite last Friday (10/12). Washington Adventist University took the top spot with a score of 39 points followed by Bowie State University (40 points) and Chowan University in third with 49 points. Host Virginia Union placed fourth (65 points) and Elizabeth City State was fifth (113 points). COMPLETE MEN'S RESULTS ATTACHED

Virginia State's Chris Henry was the first male student-athlete to cross the finish line with a time of 28:22. Sophomore Ndjami Chick continues to lead the Bowie State team, finishing as the Bulldogs top finisher in second with a time of 28:24. Eric Makovsky of Washington Adventist was the third runner to cross the finish line with a time of 28:52, followed by Chowan's Jordan Harrell in 4th (30:01) and Jimmy Ismael of Washington Adventist rounded out the top five with a time of 30:20.

BSU sophomore J.D. Tharpe, III placed 5th overall with a time of 30:44 and fellow sophomore Sonny Hicks finished 7th in the men's division with a time of 31:14. Freshman Jalame Gomez finished the course in 12th place (33:16) and senior Dana Smothers rounded out the Bulldog scorers with a time of 33:49.

Bowie State will close out the regular season at the CIAA Cross Country Championships - Thursday, October 18th in Cary, North Carolina.

LADY BULLDOGS PLACE SECOND AT PANTHER CROSS COUNTRY INVITE

RICHMOND, Va. - The Bowie State University Lady Bulldogs cross country team placed second overall at the Virginia Union University Panther Invite last Friday (10/12). COMPLETE WOMEN'S RESULTS ATTACHED

Chowan University won the event with a team score of 34 points, followed by Bowie State (42 points) and Washington Adventist University in third with 46 points. Virginia Union placed fourth with 88 points and Virginia State University did not score in the event.

Junior Brittany Williams was the first Lady Bulldogs participant to complete the course with a time of 19:37. Virginia State runners Taylor-Ashley Bean and Samantha Edwards placed first and second overall, finishing with times of 17:05 and 18:21 respectively.

Bowie State senior Michelle Palmer placed 6th (20:26) and freshman Faith Sykes finished 9th in scoring with a time of 21:18. Sophomore Nikole Baker finished 11th with a course time of 22:38 and senior Indya Price was right behind her in 12th with a time of 22:52.

The Lady Bulldogs will compete for the CIAA Cross Country Championship on Thursday, October 18th in Cary, North Carolina.

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