Eagles wrap up regular season at Asbury Invitational

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Devan Baker (second from left), a Dawson Springs graduate, is a member of the Midway University men's cross country team, which just wrapped up its season.

The Midway University men's cross country team wrapped up their regular season on Oct. 26 when they traveled to nearby Wilmore, Ky. to run in the Asbury Invitational.

As a team, the Eagles finished in seventh place posting a total team score of a 160. They finished just 11 points behind Pikeville (Ky.) who took sixth place with 149 points. Midway did finish 44 points ahead of Mount St. Joseph (Ohio) who finished in eighth place.

River States Conference foe, Cincinnati Christian (Ohio) won the event after carding a team score of a 48. St. Mary-of-the-Woods (Ind.) took second with 64 points.

Leading the way for the Eagles was freshman standout, Kevin Tamariz. A native of Lexington, Ky., Tamariz posted a 12th place finish out of 71 runners with a time of 28:59.76.

Not too far behind in 15th place was Jacob Stinnett. The sophomore from Leitchfield, Ky. finished in 15th place with a finishing time of 29:01.67.

Crossing the finish line at about the same time was the trio of RJ Mertens (Bellevue, Ky.), Devan Baker (Dawson Springs, Ky.) and Robert Fields (McKee, Ky.). Mertens crossed at 33:42.64 and Baker at 33:45.91, while Fields had a time of 34:05.11.

The final two harriers to see action at the Asbury Invitational was Zach Gibson (Whitley City, Ky.) and Ben Bradford (Cynthiana, Ky.). Gibson collected a time of 38:14.15 and Bradford carded a finishing time of 39:29.37.

The Asbury Invitational was the final tune up before the River States Conference Championship for Jay Walls' squad. His team will have a couple of more weeks to practice before the RSC Championship which is scheduled for Saturday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.