(CARY, NC)- Shaw took third place at today's CIAA Cross Country Championship held at WakeMed Soccer Park. Darius Berry finished in fourth place and earned All-CIAA honors. The Bears finished with 104 points, which put them behind Winston-Salem State (with 26 points) and Bowie State (50). Winston-Salem State's runners took the top three positions.

 

Berry was the first non-Ram to cross the finish line. He completed the eight-kilometer course with a time of 23.31.1. Teammate Michael Caldwell was the next highest Shaw finisher, coming in 16th with a time of 28.16.4. Willie Stanley finished 19th with a time of 28.39.5.

 

The Shaw women finished in sixth place with 168 points. Winston-Salem State won the event with 34 points, with Virginia State right behind with 35.

 

The top finisher for the Lady Bears was Tairra Gaines, who finished the five-kilometer course in a time of 22.05.4 – good for 18th place. Kiara Arrington finished 24th with a time of 22.39.9, and Moneaque Baker finished in 35th with a time of 23.55.0.

 

Photo: Darius Berry accepts his fourth-place plaque from Shaw Athletic Director Alfonza Carter.