A dominating open to the 2019-20 season, the Bisons claimed the Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Championships as well as the Women’s Soccer regular season trophy, while tying for third in Volleyball and finishing sixth in Men’s Soccer.
Tom Riley came to Lipscomb from Bowling Green, Kentucky, as a runner and a third generation Bison. He met his future wife their first week on campus, and he now teaches the same classes his mentors taught him.
The redshirt-sophomore placed 161 out of 252 runners from across the country, finishing with a time of 32:28.2 in the 10k race.
The National Championships will take place on Saturday, November 23 in Terre Haute, Indiana.The men’s 10,000m will begin at 11:15 a.m., CT.
Lipscomb cross country’s Brent Leber was selected to compete in the NCAA National Championship during the Division I Cross Country Selection Show on Saturday afternoon.
The Bisons earned top-10 placements as a team on both the men’s and women’s sides. Leber finished seventh overall out of 169 racers with an outstanding time of 30:26.4 in the 10k race.
The women’s 6k race will kick things off at 7:30 a.m. central time at Apalachee Regional Park, with the men’s 10k race to follow at 8:30.
Leber was crowned the ASUN’s individual men’s cross country champion. But it wasn’t just the outstanding performance in that race or over this season that makes Leber’s story so remarkable.
The Lipscomb cross country squad was well-represented on the ASUN All-Academic Team on Wednesday afternoon as six Bisons were honored and Lipscomb swept the Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards.
The Lipscomb cross country squads earned both the men’s and women’s conference titles, while redshirt-sophomore Brent Leber won the men’s individual championship, Ronald Kigen was Freshman of the Year, and Nick Polk won both Coach of the Year awards.