Huntingdon men finish 5th, women 8th in Piedmont Invitational

Photo courtesy of Piedmont Sports Information
Photo courtesy of Piedmont Sports Information

TALLULAH FALLS, Ga. – The Huntingdon men's cross country team finished fifth and the women's cross country team finished eighth in the Piedmont Invitational on Saturday.

The men's team posted a score of 157 in a field of 10 teams. The field included two Division II teams and eight Division III teams. On the women's side, the Lady Hawks scored 204 points in a field of nine teams. The women's field included one Division II team, one NAIA team and seven Division III teams.


Notable: Division II Anderson University won both the men's and women's race. The men won with a score of 20 points and the women won with a score of 16 points.


Winning Times:

Men: 27:08.64 (8K)– Mason Hazel, Anderson

Women: 23:14.09 (6K) – Haylee Love, Anderson


How the Hawks Finished

Men (8K)                                                                                          

Elijah Sarmiento – 30:18.05 (25th of 70)

Nevada Parker – 30:21.61 (27th)

Sam Larson – 32:04.70 (36th)

Gardner Binion – 33:51.80 (42nd)

Trevor Berry – 36:29.06 (49th)

Milan Branch – 37:59.20 (54th)

John Vise – 41:24.40 (60th)


Women (6K)

Madison Rackley – 29:09.89 (38th of 75)

Mary Stanley – 31:45.77 (48th)

Autumn Allday – 34:06.64 (54th)

Dalyla Purifoy – 34:15.20 (55th)

Kayleigh Blankenship – 39:53.77 (72nd)


Coming Up: Huntingdon will run in the Berry Invitational on Oct. 14.