King finishes runner-up in season opener

King finishes runner-up in season opener

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University men's cross country team started their season on a good not, finishing second at the Converse Kickoff. Blaine Metcalf paced the Tornado with a 13th place finish in the 5k race.

THE BASICS
LOCATION: Spartanburg, S.C.
DISTANCE: 5k

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Metcalf covered the distance in 17:09.88 to lead the way for the Tornado.
  • Josh Booher followed with a time of 17:24.66 in his first collegiate race, taking 18th.
  • Not far behind was Kyle Hart, taking 20th with a time of 17:30.58.
  • Kade McDonald finished in 17:58.10 while Jake Allison came in with a time of 18:23.57.
  • Rounding out the team was Mason Thomas and Brandon Bejarano with times of 19:09.82 and 19:10.02, respectively.

FOR THE FOES

  • Anderson University won the team event with the Tornado coming in second. Mars Hill University was third and Wofford College took fourth.
  • Noah Allison of Mars Hill won the individual race with a time of 16:07.25.

UP NEXT

  • King returns to the course on September 20 at the Wingfoot Classic in Catersville, Ga.