For immediate release - 10/29/2011 - #126
LC Men's Cross Country Wins 2011 ODAC Title
BEDFORD, VA - The Lynchburg College cross country team finished strong Saturday afternoon to capture its fourth-straight Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) title, hosted by LC at Claytor Nature Center. The Hornets finished with 59 team points, edging out Guilford College with 60 points, and second-year LC head mentor Doug Thomasey earned the conference coach of the year award.
Sophomore Cody Stanton finished in seventh for LC in 26:29, while senior William Orndorff took eighth place in 26:41. Freshman Anthony McBride was 11th in 26:57. Senior Daniel Cutright placed 14th in 27:05 and Brian Robinson was 19th in 27:17. Ordnorff, McBride and Robinson each finished less than .30 seconds ahead of the runner behind them, even a one spot drop for any Hornet would have given the Quakers the team title.
Tim Smith from Roanoke captured the individual title in 25:29, followed by Sean Whitson from Virginia Wesleyan College.
Both Hornet teams will compete November 12 at the South/Southeast Regionals in Seguin, TX.
Men's Rookie of the Year – Luke Sohl, Bridgewater College
Men's Runner of the Year – Tim Smith, Roanoke College
Men's Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year – Tim Smith, Roanoke College
Men's Coach of the Year - Doug Thomasey, Lynchburg College