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Results | MSC Cross Country Championship Page

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Shawnee State (Ohio) won its sixth Mid-South Conference Men's Cross Country Championship on Saturday morning at Phil Moore Park in Bowling Green, Ky.

The Bears had 29 total team points at the meet, while having five runners finish inside the top 10.

Campbellsville's (Ky.) Adam Sandidge won the event as an individual with a time of 24 minutes and 51 seconds, which was nearly 25 seconds faster then the second-place finisher. With the victory, Sandidge also earned MSC Runner of the Year honors.

Sam Beal from Cumberlands (Ky.) finished second in the 74-harrier field and recorded a time of 25 minutes and 16 seconds. Shawnee State's Seth Farmer rounded out the top three with an 8k time of 25 minutes and 29 seconds.

Farmer was also the top freshman finisher in the field to win the MSC Freshman of the Year.

Head coach of the Shawnee State men's cross country, Eric Putnam, rounded out the awards by winning the MSC Coach of the Year, voted on by the conference coaches.

Defending conference champion, Campbellsville finished second with 50 points followed by Cumberlands in third place with 34 points.

Cumberland (Tenn.) came in fourth with 64 points and Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) was fifth with 139 points. Georgetown (Ky.) rounded out the team standings in sixth with 167 points. Pikeville (Ky.) also had individuals compete in the event.

Shawnee State earns the conference's automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship later this month in Elsah, Illinois.

Four individuals also earned at-large bids to the NAIA National Championship. Campbellsville's Sandidge and Bret Crawford, along with Cumberlands' Beal and Ben Call, all punched their tickets to nationals thanks to being the top four individuals not on the winning team.

The top seven runners were named to the First Team All Mid-South Conference with the next seven runners earning second team honors.

First Team:

Name

School

Adam Sandidge

Campbellsville (Ky.)

Sam Beal

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Seth Farmer

Shawnee State (Ohio)

Bret Crawford

Campbellsville (Ky.)

David Jaeger

Shawnee State (Ohio)

Adrian Ross

Shawnee State (Ohio)

Cody Redman

Shawnee State (Ohio)

 

Second Team:

Name

School

Ethan Richter

Shawnee State (Ohio)

Parker Blain

Shawnee State (Ohio)

Ben Call

Cumberlands (Ky.)

Will Ballard

Campbellsville (Ky.)

Steven Adams

Shawnee State (Ohio)

Owen Reeher

Shawnee State (Ohio)

Garang Madut

Cumberland (Tenn.)