Maryville College raced to a fourth-place finish on Saturday morning, as the Scots hosted the Maryville College Invitational.
MC held the race on the same course that is set to be run for the USA South Athletic Conference Championship later this fall. The Scots finished the longer race with an average time of 32:01 – a time that ranks the fastest in school history on MC's home course.
The Orange and Garnet was led individually by Daniel Beckett eighth-place finish. Beckett finished the wet and foggy 8K course in 28:00.5, while Ryan Lay finished 31st individually. Lay posted a time of 31:18.6.
Individually, Covenant College's Caleb Aikens won the meet individually in a time of 27:12.0. Nate Collins and Matthew Tueller – also of Covenant – took second and third overall.
Covenant College won the Maryville College Invitational, placing six runners within the Top 10 individually. They scored 23 points, while Methodist University ranked second with 53 total points.
Maryville finished with 101 total points on the morning.
MC's Richard Martin posted a time of 31:45.2, while Jacob Schramm ran the course in 34:27.0. Lee Parker had a time of 34:34.2, as Andrew Amburn ran a 35:07.2. Cooper Harrison had a 37:05.5 for the 8K race.
Maryville will have a week off before traveling to Rome, Ga. for a meet at Berry College. The Berry College Invitational is set for Oct. 13.