The Spring Hill College men's cross country team finished 4th of six teams at the Azalea City Classic hosted by the University of South Alabama, but swept the top five positions of the College Division.
As a team, the Badgers scored 114 points, but impressively swept the top five finishing positions of the College Division teams in attendance. SHC outscored the University of Mobile (5th, 153 points) Dillard University (6th, 173 points).
SHC averaged 18:16.75 over the 5-kilometer course and finished in a total team time of 91:23.75, shaving almost a full minute off last week's results in New Orleans.
Junior Will Kirkikis of Kenner, La., was the top SHC finisher with a 25th place finish out of 54 runners in a time of 17:30.29 while sophomore Thomas Kinsey of Fairhope, Ala., scored for the Badgers with a 29th place finish in a time of 18:06.43.
Freshman Brennan Gaffney of St. Louis, Mo., finished in 30th position in 18:21.87.
Junior Brandon Arquette of Greenville, S.C., was in 32nd place at 18:41.07 and freshman Eric Mooney of Ohio finished just steps behind him in 33rd place at 18:44.09 to close out the SHC scoring.
Other SHC runs included freshman Fritz Boudreaux of Pensacola, Fla., who was 38th in a time of 19:15.45 and junior Christian Boyer of Mobile's McGill-Toolen who finished in 45th place at 21:15.06.
The Badgers next run on Saturday at the Gulf Coast Stampede hosted by the University of West Florida in Pensacola at 8 a.m.