Clemson Men’s Cross Country Finishes Ninth at Great American Cross Country Invitational

Clemson Men’s Cross Country Finishes Ninth at Great American Cross Country Invitational

Sept. 27, 2002

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Clemson men’s cross country team finished in ninth place overall against a 25-team field at the Great American Cross Country Invitational on Friday evening at the Ballantyne Resort 8K course outside of Charlotte, NC. Fifth-ranked Northern Arizona won the meet with 26 points, placing four runners in the top ten. Georgetown (#8) placed second with 104 points, Butler (#25) was third with 108 points and Colorado State (#17) was fourth with 110 points. Seventh-ranked NC State scored 130 points for a fifth-place finish, while #18 Duke finished sixth with 192 points. Baylor and La Salle finished seventh and eighth respectively with 214 and 267 points. The Tigers placed ninth overall with 296 points and Virginia was tenth with 306 points.

Entering the meet, Clemson was ranked seventh in the Southeast Region. The Tigers finished third overall among Southeast Region teams at the meet. Clemson also defeated ACC foes Virginia, Florida State, North Carolina and Georgia Tech.

The Tigers were led by senior Jason Meany, who finished in 20th-place overall with a time of 27:08.3. Junior Scott Shaw placed 25th with a time of 27:14.1. The Tigers’ Derrick Wyatt posted a time of 28:03.8 for a 73rd-place finish. Sophomores Ryan Fenton and Matt Pimentel placed 88th and 90th with times of 28:21.5 and 28:27.0, respectively. Clemson freshman Clay Pendleton posted a time of 29:06.0 for a 118th-place finish, while sophomore David Adams finished 122nd in 29:10.2.

The Tigers will play host to the Clemson Invitational on Sat., Oct. 5 in Clemson, SC.

Clemson ResultsJason Meany – 27:08.3 (20)Scott Shaw – 27:14.1 (25)Derrick Wyatt – 28:03.8 (73) Ryan Fenton – 28:21.5 (88) Matt Pimentel – 28:27.0 (90) Clay Pendleton – 29:06.0 (118) David Adams – 29:10.2 (122)