The Maryville College men's cross country team opened the 2018 season at the Covenant College Mountain Top Invitational on Friday evening. Covenant College, with a team average time of 17:37.29 during the 5K challenge, claimed the team title. Maryville finished fourth in a four-team challenge with an average squad time of 20:51.91.
Covenant's Nate Collins earned the individual title with a time of 17:09.42. Maryville's top performer was Daniel Beckett. Beckett finished 3rd in the field of 35 runners with a time of 17:28.81. Ryan Lay was MC's next highest finisher with a 21st place pace of19:42.42.
Head Coach Tyson Murphy will prepare his squad for the Tusculum College Invitational on Friday, September 7th in Greeneville, Tennessee.