Scots' squads finish Top-15 behind Beckett, Williams in Berry Invitational

Scots' squads finish Top-15 behind Beckett, Williams in Berry Invitational

The Maryville College Scots participated in the Berry College Invitational in Rome, Ga. on Saturday, as Taylor Williams and Daniel Beckett led the teams.

Beckett placed 22nd in the men's 8K race, pacing the Maryville harriers with a time of 27:25, while Williams paced the women's squad with a 36th-place finish in the 6K race. Williams had a time of 25:49.

Maryville College's women's team ran the tough course for a 12th-place team finish in a field of 23 teams. The Scots had a team average of 27:13.

Berry College took the tournament team crown, as Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) finished second, just one point behind the Vikings.

SCAD's Emily Kerney took the individual title in the race with a time of 21:40, while Danielle Patterson, unattached, finished just behind her at 22:59. Katie Gerrard of SCAD finished the race in third, 23:09, just behind Patterson.

William's 36th-place day was followed by Susanna Cook's 25:54, which was good enough for 41st. Katilyn Carringer (94th, 27:35), Lea Mulligan (98th, 27:46) and Maddie Zawisza (131st, 29:03) all placed in the scoring for the Scots.

Chandler Chastain (29:58), Molly Ridgeway (32:01) and Erin Dupes (38:57) each recorded times for the MC team in the Invitational.

Maryville was one of just three teams inside the top 15 that included Piedmont College and Covenant College.

On the men's side of the competition, the Scots placed 15th in a field of 18 squads with an average time of 33:15.

Emory University took the team title with a team average of 27:21, while Berry College placed second in their home meet.

David Poteet of Kennesaw State University took the individual crown with an incredible time of 25:27, while Timoth McOmber of Yellow Hammer ran the 8K course in 26:15.

Beckett's 22nd-place finish was followed by Ryan Lay's 32:45, which was good enough for 148th. Sawyer Cradit (162nd, 34:43), Chase Chastain (168th, 35:07) and Andrew Amburn (178th, 36:15) each recorded scoring times for Maryville, as Paker Lee finished the day with a time of 37:48.

Maryville will have a week off, before they travel to Tallulah, Ga. for the USA South Athletic Conference Championships. The race is set for Oct. 28.