GULFPORT, Miss. - The Spring Hill College men's cross country team finished 5th of 10 teams at the Southern States Athletic Conference Championships (SSAC) on Saturday morning.
As a team, the Badgers scored 120 points and averaged 29:24.48 over the 8-kilometer course and finished in a total team time of 2:27:02.38, shaving almost one minute off their time of two weeks prior.
Junior Will Kirkikis of Kenner, La., was the top SHC finisher with a 17th place finish out of 64 runners in a time of 27:57.18, marking the 19th best time in SHC Men's program history over the 8k distance.
Junior Christian Boyer of Mobile's McGill-Toolen finished in 23rd place at 29:13.21 and sophomore Thomas Kinsey of Fairhope, Ala., scored for the Badgers with a 29th place finish in a time of 29:48.41.
Freshman Eric Mooney of Willoughby Hills, Ohio, was 30th in 29:48.73 and freshman Brennan Gaffney of St. Louis, Mo., finished in 38th position in 30:14.85.
Freshman Fritz Boudreaux of Pensacola, Fla., was 39th in a time of 30:30.03 and senior Sean Christie from New Orleans, La., rounded out the SHC finishers in 40th place with a time of 30:38.47.
Shorter University won the team title with a score of 15 points and sweeping the top six positions individually. Paul Chelimo of Shorter was the Individual Men's Champion in 24:28.50.