The Maryville College Cross-Country Scots ended their season on a high note Saturday, as both the men and the women’s squad competed in the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Region Cross-Country Championships in Rome, Ga.
(TALLULAH FALLS, GA) - The 2016 USA South Men's Cross Country Championship took place on Saturday, October 29 at the Tallulah Falls School Farm Course in Tallulah Falls, Georgia. Piedmont College captured the championship for the second consecutive season. The Lions bested second place Covenant College by 24 points. Individually, Maryville College's Daniel Beckett won the meet as he finished the 8,000 meter course first in a time of 28:04.
(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) - Piedmont College, under the direction of Head Coach Jeff Jenkins, in his third season, was picked in the USA South Athletic Conference preseason coaches poll to capture the men's cross country title in 2016. The Lions earned their first USA South title at last year's championship meet. Piedmont received five of eighth first place votes to go along with 46 points. Head coaches do not vote for their own teams in the balloting.
The Maryville College cross country programs are set to begin the 2016 cross country season with eight new members. A great recruiting class combined with quality returning upper classmen give the Scots a great deal to get excited about this fall season.