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Bisons finish sixth in Powerade Opener at UTC

Monday, September 11, 2006

Sept. 11, 2006

The Bisons cross country team finished sixth over the weekend at the Powerade Opener at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

Ryan Chastain was the only top 20 finisher for the Bisons. He covered the 5-K course in a time of 16:15.

"With captain Clint Carter sidelined with injuries our overall team scores have been compromised," said Lipscomb coach Karen Robichaud. "However, freshmen Ryan Chastain and Paul Irvin demonstrated much talent and a strong work ethic that will assist the Bisons in higher A-Sun rankings. As our freshmen adapt to 8-K racing strategies our team will be much improved."

The other Bisons finishers were Jordan Wilson in 30th (16:42), Paul Irvin in 33rd (17:02), David Wolfe in the 38th spot (17:22). Jacob Nelson at 40ths (17:29) and Andrew Shankles in 41st place (17:49).

Alabama won the men's event followed by Tennessee, UT-Chattanooga , Samford and Auburn. Middle Tennessee State finished in seventh.