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Herd Cross Country Closes 2017 Campaign at Mid-Atlantic Regionals

Alex Minor (L) and Nick Schmidt (R)
Nov. 10, 2017


BETHLEHEM, Pa.—The Marshall cross country team completed its season in frigid conditions Friday morning at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals hosted by Lehigh University.

The men finished 20th out of 26 schools with a point total of 576 in its first 10K race of the season. Junior Daniel Green was the top finisher for the Herd just like he has done so in every race this season, finishing in 67th with a time of 31:47.1.

Junior Nick Schmidt finished in 92nd with a time of 32:13.7, followed by sophomore Hunter Deem in 118th with a time of 32:36.0. Fellow sophomore Alex Minor finished in 139th with a time of 33:11.7.

Freshman Austin Jordan ran in 34:00.8, finishing in 160th. Freshman Josh Endres finished in 169th with a time of 34:40.3. Sophomore Nick Salmons finished in 172nd with a time of 35:10.1.

The women ran in a 6K for the second time this season, and was led by junior Adriana Cook who led the Herd in five of six meets this season. She finished in 103rd with a time of 22:10.1. Senior Barkley Castro finished 159th with a time of 23:17.9. Sophomore Mary Kerby came through next with a time of 23:38.9, finishing in 172nd.



Finishing back-to-back in 177th and 178th was junior Taylor Craigo (23:55.8) and senior Samantha Graffius (23:57.4). Sophomore Abigail Short ran in 24:06.9 and finished in 181st. Senior Jane Jensen ran in 24:49.9 and finished in 188th.

As a team the women finished in 27th place with a point total of 789.


Men (10K race)

(1) 67. Daniel Green            31:47.1

(2) 92. Nick Schmidt            32:13.7

(3) 118. Hunter Deem          32:36.0

(4) 139. Alex Minor              33:11.7

(5) 160. Austin Jordan          34:00.8

(6) 169. Josh Endres            34:40.3

(7) 172. Nick Salmons          35:10.1


WOMEN (6K race)

(1) 103. Adriana Cook          22:10.1

(2) 159. Barkley Castro        23:17.9

(3) 172. Mary Kerby             23:38.9

(4) 177. Taylor Craigo           23:55.8

(5) 178. Samantha Graffius   23:57.4

(6) 181. Abigail Short           24:06.9

(7) 188. Jane Jensen            24:49.9


The Marshall cross country season concludes, marking the next date to look for as Thursday, December 7 in the track and field team’s first indoor meet against Ohio University. The dual meet takes place at the Jeff Small Track at the Chris Cline Indoor Athletic Complex. Follow the team on Twitter and Instagram @HerdTFXC. #IAmBecauseWeAre