King takes fifth at conference championships, Hart earns all-conference honors

Photo credit: Bob Stoner
Photo credit: Bob Stoner

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men's cross country team finished fifth at the Conference Carolinas Championships. The Tornado were led by all-conference performer Kyle Hart.

THE BASICS
KING RESULTS: 5th of 11
LOCATION: University of Mount Olive; Mount Olive, N.C.
DISTANCE: 8k

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Hart covered the distance in 27:20.8 to finish 14th and earn third team all-conference honors.
  • Kade McDonald came in next for the Tornado with a time of 28:28.9.
  • Crossing the tape next was Josh Booher with a personal best time of 28:25.9.
  • Blaine Metcalf wasn't far behind, coming in with a time of 28:45.4.
  • Jesus Pacheco crossed the finish line in 28:49.7.
  • Coming in next was Jake Allison with a time of 29:27.1.
  • Brandon Bejarano and Mason Thomas rounded out the team with times of 29:52.1 and 31:54.0, respectively.

FOR THE FOES

  • Mount Olive won the individual title with the top six finishers while Emmanuel College finished second and Lees-McRae College finish third.
  • The top six Mount Olive runners finished within 14 seconds with Tai Smith taking home the individual title with a time of 25:42.4.

UP NEXT

  • King takes to the course again on November 9 at the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional hosted by Wingate University in Wingate, N.C. The race is scheduled to start at 10:15 a.m.