In a field of 519 runners – mostly consisting of Division I, Division II and NAIA opponents – the Scots tallied a 48th-place finish.
Against Division III competition, the Scots ranked third, as they were just 17 seconds off the MC 8K team mark in school history. The squad averaged 30:17.64.
Beckett – a senior for the Scots – placed 162nd individually, as he broke the Maryville College record. Beckett broke his own mark by 3 seconds, as he ran the course in a time of 26:31.2.
Joshua Chepkesir of UNC Pembroke won the race individually with a time of 23:22.7. Jack Mastandrea of Charleston (WV) ranked second at 23:41.1, while George McCartney ranked third as an unattached runner.
Lee University (Tenn.) won the race as a team with an average time of 24:34.64. Mount Olive placed second, while Queens ranked third.
This race wraps up the regular season for Maryville College, as they look toward the USA South Championship race in Rocky Mount, N.C. The Championship is slated for Nov. 2.