NASHVILLE - The Lipscomb cross country squad competed in front of a local audience on Saturday morning as the Bisons ran in the Commodore Classic hosted by Vanderbilt at Percy Warner Park.
The men’s squad finished eighth with a score of 207, placing them between Ohio State and Georgia and two spots above Vanderbilt.
The women placed 10, slotted between Xavier and Louisville, with 271 points.
Redshirt-junior Brent Leber turned in the top performance for any Bison on Saturday, leading the way for the men’s team with a sixth-place finish out of 145 runners and a time of 24:35.3 in the 8K.
Senior Brooke Kingma paced the women by finishing 22nd out of 192 runners with a 21:59.5 mark in the 6K.
Freshman Ronald Kigen was next for the men, placing 52nd with a time of 25:46.5. Senior Zach Israel (25:47.8) and redshirt-freshman Scott McKenzie (25:50.1) were close behind at 56th and 58th, respectively.
Other placements from the men’s team included freshman Brady Johnson (26:05.3) in 71st, senior Owen Glogovsky (26:11.6) in 76th, and junior Patrick Smith (26:26.9) in 90th.
Junior Lauren Flynt had the second-best time for the women, placing 32nd with a mark of 2:13.9.
Senior Hannah Owens (22:31.2) and junior Grace Lahey (23:07.2) were up next in 46th and 89th, respectively.
Other notable finishes for the women included Senior Grace Oetting (23:21.3) in 102nd and freshman Mollie Longmire (23:23.3) in 103rd.
The Bisons will be off until October 5 when they split up for the Foothills Invite in Jacksonville, Alabama and the Louisville Classic in Kentucky.