KERNERSVILLE – North Carolina A&T men’s cross country sophomore Regan Kimtai finished fourth with an 8k time of 25:18.0, nearly five seconds off his personal best, at the High Point Vertcross Invitational at Beeson Park.
In their final regular-season meet before the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championships, the men finished in sixth place.
Following Kimtai, was freshman Jordan Richardson’s 18th place finish with a personal-best 25:50.0, almost 90 seconds better. Sophomore Morris Kimble finished 26th with a time of 26:11.5.
Senior Mar’Quise McGee finished 48th in 26:51.4, while junior Devon Williams finished 59th in 27:13.9. Senior Joel Freeman posted a time of 28:46.3 and sophomore Nicholas Pope finished in 29:12.0.
As a team, the Aggies finished with 137 points. Appalachian State won the event with 57 points, followed by High Point (64), Clemson (65), VMI (100) and Charleston Southern (117) to round out the top-5.
On the women’s side, sophomore Shalah Means finished 71st in 24:38.33 at the 6k event, followed by senior G’Jasmyne Butler with a time of 24:43.60 to finish 73rd. Junior Arianna Purvis finished in 31:35.08.
The men’s and women’s cross country teams travel to Smyrna, Del., for the MEAC Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships, Saturday, Oct. 26 starting at 11 a.m.