Scots take part in Berry Invitational, prepare for USA South Championship

Scots take part in Berry Invitational, prepare for USA South Championship

Maryville College took part in the Berry College Invitational on Saturday in Rome, Ga., as the men's squad came away with a 16th-place finish.

MC's women's squad did not record a team score, as Lea Mulligan led a trio of Scots on the course.

The Maryville men placed 16th on the 8K course, while Daniel Beckett led MC to a 31:24.27 average.

Beckett placed 55th individually with a time of 27:25.42 with Ryan Lay taking 135th at a 29:42.75 pace. Richard Martin finished the Rome, Ga. course in 31:01.73 for 165th, while Jacob Schramm (195th) posted a 34:04.12.

Cooper Harrison (199th) ran a 34:47.32, while Andrew Amburn (202nd) ran the course in 35:49.77. Parker Lee (205th) rounded out the scoring for the Scots, posting a time of 36:44.18.

Individually, Berea College took the top two individual times in the men's race, as Logan McKenzie posted a time of 25:38.68. His teammate, Tanner Carson, finished less than a second behind the top runner with a time of 25:39.39.

Berea College won the team race with an average time of 26:12.88, while Chattanooga took second with a 17-second higher average. Kennesaw State took third with Emory University ranking fourth overall.

On the women's side of competition, Mulligan led Maryville with a time of 26:20.67. That was good enough for an 84th-place finish individually, as Mikala Wooten ranked 147th.

Wooten ran the 6K course in a time of 28:48.78, as Kennedy Hardnett ran a time of 40:16.27.

Kennesaw State's Brenda Ayuk won the race in a time of 22:07.36, while Chattanooga's Emily Poole ranked second 22:24.92. Berry College's Abby Carroll ranked third at 22:26.55.

Maryville did not have a score in the team competition, as Chattanooga took the win with an average time of 23:04.18. University of Georgia took second with an average of 23:27.11, as Berry College ranked third at 23:46.22.

Maryville will look next to the USA South Athletic Conference Championship, as the Scots will host the race on MC's home course. The women's race will begin at 11 a.m., as the men's competition will follow at noon on Oct. 26.