Spring Hill College men's cross country team opened the 2008 season Saturday morning at the 36th Annual Azalea City Classic held on the campus of the University of South Alabama. The Badgers finished seventh out of eight teams with 164 points.
Patrick Aucoin led the Spring Hill runners completing the 5,000-meter course in a time of 17:02 for 18th place. Will Kirkikis was the second SHC competitor over the line with a time of 17:32 in 29th place. Other participants for the Badgers included Mark Kirkikis 18:09 (38th), Brian Otero 18:50 (43rd), Alex Coppejans 21:20 (58th), Colten Biro 21:50 (59th) and Neilson Lea 22:53 (62nd).
SHC's next scheduled meet is Saturday, October 10 at the Great American Cross Country Fest in Hoover, Ala.