For the first time, AUTrojans.com is counting down Anderson University athletics’ 25 most memorable games, matches and meets from the 2013-14 academic year. This season’s countdown began on Monday, June 16 and will continue throughout the summer.
Be sure to check AUTrojans.com during the offseason to relive all the highlights of another successful year at Anderson.
Men’s Cross Country Finishes Third at South Atlantic Conference Championships
Oct. 26, 2013
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. – Led by senior Parks Edwards’ season-best time, the Anderson men’s cross country team placed third at the 2013 Food Lion SAC Cross Country Championships, hosted by Mars Hill University at the Montreat College course in Black Mountain, N.C.
With temperatures in the upper-20s for the 8K race, Mars Hill continued its dominance of SAC cross country, as the Lions won their conference record 17th-straight conference title. MHU entered the championship ranked No. 5 in the Southeast Region by the USTFCCCA.
Queens’ Felix Duchampt claimed the individual title with a time of 25:18.0, which was more than 27 seconds faster than runner-up Alex Griggs of Mars Hill.
After finishing sixth at the championships a year ago, the Trojans moved up three spots, as Edwards’ season-best time of 26:44 bested his previous time by more than 15 seconds. The Greenville, S.C., native earned Second-Team All-Conference honors for the second consecutive year with his 12th-place finish.
AU freshman Ben Boerma (27:24.3) was seven seconds off his season-best, but was just less than three seconds from earning the fifth and final spot for all-freshman accolades, as he finished 20th overall. Another newcomer last season, freshman Thomas Garrigan earned the 22nd spot with a time of 27:34.3 and freshman Ned Kennedy crossed the line in 28th in a time of 27:52.8. Senior Westley Wilson (27:59.6) captured 31st, with junior Joshua Visi-Clark finishing 41st in a time of 28:35.9.
A pair of freshman, Jesse Patrick (28:46.1) and Michael Burch (29:31.1) rounded out the Trojan contingent in 48th and 64th, respectively. Burch slashed nearly 19 seconds from his personal-best time of the season.
“We ran an excellent race,” said Anderson head coach Randy Greer. “I am very pleased. It was a really good race for the men.”
AUTrojans.com’s Most Memorable Moments of 2013-14
25. Women’s Tennis 6, Carson-Newman 3 – April 11, 2014
24. Setro Finishes Sixth at State Farm Intercollegiate – Oct. 15, 2013
23. Baseball 5, Southern Wesleyan 2 - March 5, 2014
22. Women’s Cross Country Finishes 4th at SAC Championships - Oct. 26, 2013
21. Katie Eskew Earns All-Tournament Honors at Patsy Rendleman Invitational – Oct. 15, 2013
20. Men's Tennis 5, Erskine 4 - April 10, 2014
19. Men’s Cross Country Finishes Third at SAC Championships – Oct. 26, 2013