Berea Wins USA South Men's Cross Country Championship

Berea Wins USA South Men's Cross Country Championship

(MARYVILLE, TN) - The 2018 USA South Men's Cross Country Championship took place on Friday, October 26 at the Maryville College Cross Country Course on the campus of Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee. Berea College captured the USA South championship for the second consecutive year. The Mountaineers bested second place Covenant College by 42 points. Individually, Berea's Tanner Carson won the meet as he finished the 8,000-meter course first in a time of 26:24.

The top-seven runners at the meet were named First Team All-Conference, finishers 8-14 were awarded Second Team All-Conference accolades while finishers 15-21 grabbed Third Team All-Conference accolades. Additionally, the Conference's Runner of the Year, Rookie Runner of the Year and Coach of the Year were announced. The full all-conference team can be found below.

2018 USA South Men's Cross Country Team Results:

Place Team Score
1. Berea 16
2. Covenant 58
3. Methodist 101
4.  Piedmont 108
5.  N.C. Wesleyan 167
6.  Pfeiffer 188
7.  Maryville 194
8.  Brevard 209 
9.  LaGrange 267 
10.  Averett 288
11. Huntingdon 289 
12. William Peace 305


The 2018 USA South Men's Cross Country All-Conference Team:

Runner of the Year Rookie of the Year Coach of the Year

Logan McKenzie

Sair Salgado

Shawn Jakubowski


First Team Second Team Third Team
(Top-7 Finishers at Conference Meet) (Finishers 8-14 at Conference Meet) (Finishers 15-21 at Conference Meet)
1. Tanner Carson, Berea
2. Logan McKenzie, Berea
3. Sair Salgado, Berea
4. Tyler Little, Berea
5. Nate Collins, Covenant
6. Landon Bond, Berea
7. Devon Williams, Pfeiffer
8. Daniel Beckett, Maryville
9. Connor Moranos, Piedmont
10. Matthew Tueller, Covenant
11. Endashaw Tonja, Methodist
12. Avery Fair, Berea
13. Jonathan George, Covenant
14. Micaiah Allison, Covenant
15. Sam Hurst, Methodist
16. Caleb Aikens, Covenant
17. Matthew Seitz, Covenant
18. Bryce Griggs, Piedmont
19. Corbin Flege, Berea
20. Christian Tippette, N.C. Wesleyan
21. Nathan Zauner, Methodist
  All-Sportsmanship Team  
  Juan Arrocena-Jacuinde, Averett
Tanner Carson, Berea
George Dowis, Brevard
Matt Seitz, Covenant
Alex Cole, Huntingdon
Tyler Baars, LaGrange
Daniel Beckett, Maryville
Stephen Dukes, Methodist
Terenthen Parker, N.C. Wesleyan
Devon Williams, Pfeiffer
Roy Harkins, Piedmont
Tucker Soltesz, William Peace