CLINTON, Miss. - The Hendrix College men's cross country placed third and the women finished seventh at the inaugural Southern Athletic Association Championships at Choctaw Trails on Saturday.
The Warrior men scored 94 points, just behind first-place Centre (38) and Rhodes (59). Behind them were Birmingham-Southern (100), Berry (115), Sewanee (119), Millsaps (201) and Oglethorpe (259).
A trio of seniors earned All-SAA Honorable Mention - Andres Ramirez, Wes Haynie and Stephen Borutta. Ramirez of Dallas, Texas, placed 11th in 26:20.57 on the tough 10K course. Haynie, from Bentonville, Ark., was 12th in 26:23.88 and Borutta, from Webster Groves, Mo., finished 13th in 26:32.38.
Freshman Jeffrey Scott finished 22nd in 27:00.86 and senior Micah Cothren was 42nd in 27:47.34 to round out the scoring for the Warriors.
Each of Hendrix' top five finishers recorded season-bests on the 6K women's course. Senior Stephanie Davenport of Johnson City, Tenn., paced the Warriors in 25:44.01, taking 39th place. Freshman Constance Robinson placed 55th in 27:03.33 and sophomore Laura Gressler was 61st in 28:07.20. Freshman Haley Stratton (63rd, 28:39.59) and sophomore Nicholle Cromwell (65th. 29:26.17) also scored for the Warriors.
Centre also won the women's title with 33 points. They were followed by Sewanee (51), Rhodes (57), Berry (114), Millsaps (143), BSC (151), Hendrix (203) and Oglethorpe (220).