Women Finish Middle Of The Pack,Men Run Well At HBCU Challenge
(Cary, NC) - The Shaw men's cross country team finished eighth of 17 teams at the HBCU Challenge, finishing ahead of most of the CIAA schools who competed in the meet.
The women finished 12th of 19 teams, finishing in the middle of the pack among CIAA teams as well.
The Bears finished third among the CIAA teams competing at the event - behind only Winston-Salem State and defending CIAA champions Bowie State. They finished ahead of perennial strong teams such as Saint Augustine's and Lincoln (PA).
The top finisher for the men was Darius Berry (above), who finished with a time of 27:01.5 over the 8,000-meter course. That was strong enough for 12th place overall. Second for the Bears was Michael Caldwell with a time of 30:01.2.
The women finished fifth among the ten CIAA teams competing in the event. Tairra Gaines (right) finished first for the Lady Bears with a time of 22:23.1 over the 5,000-meter course. That was good for 40th overall. Kiara Arrington finished with a time of 23:29.1, 64th overall.
The Bears and Lady Bears next travel to Winston-Salem State Saturday, October 9 for a meet.