Huntingdon men finish 6th, women 10th in USA South Championships

Huntingdon men finish 6th, women 10th in USA South Championships

TALLULAH FALLS, Ga. – The Huntingdon men's and women's cross country teams both finished in the top-10 at the USA South Conference Championships on Saturday.

The Hawks finished sixth in the 11-team men's championship with a score of 179 points. The Lady Hawks were 10th in the 15-team women's championship with 316 points.


Notable: First-year conference member Berea swept the men's and women's championships. The Berea men won with a score of 15 points as five Mountaineer runners finished in the top six. The Berea women won the conference title with a score of 44 points.


Winning Times:

Men: 25:57.38 (8K)– Logan McKenzie, Berea

Women: 22:49.58 (6K) – Lindsey Prichard, Methodist


How the Hawks Finished

Men (8K)                                                                                          

Elijah Sarmiento – 29:24.46 (31st of 90)

Sam Larson – 31:17.09 (43rd)

Nevada Parker – 32:06.00 (47th)

Gardner Binion – 32:38.03 (53rd)

Adrian Harper – 34:06.69 (64th)

Trevor Berry – 35:22.15 (71st)

Milan Branch – 36:25.40 (77th)



Women (6K)

Madison Rackley – 28:13.25 (56th of 125)

Damali Thomas – 30:12.24 (75th)

Mary Stanley – 30:48.72 (81st)

Dalyla Purifoy – 31:40.41 (90th)

Autumn Allday – 33:35.37 (98th)

Kayleigh Blankenship – 42:11.32 (121st)



All-Conference Teams: The USA South announced the All-Conference teams and the Sportsmanship teams following the championships. Elijah Sarmiento was named to the All-Sportsmanship team for the Huntingdon men and Madison Rackley was named for the Huntingdon women.

To view the men's All-Conference awards, click here.

To view the women's All-Conference awards, click here.