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Buccaneers finish 10th at Big South Men's Cross Country Championships; Fludd-Clark earns All-Academic honors

Buccaneers finish 10th at Big South Men's Cross Country Championships; Fludd-Clark earns All-Academic honors

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Charleston Southern finished 10th in the field at the 2016 Big South Conference Men's Cross Country Championships held Friday morning at Asheville Christian Academy. The Buccaneers finished with a team score of 246 on the eight-kilometer course.

Freshmen Jeryk Wilson and Trevor Dominy finished back-to-back to pace CSU at the race as the duo continued a strong collegiate debut season with the Bucs. Wilson led the way with a time of 27:35.32 to finish 35th among the field. Dominy finished two seconds later with a time of 27:37.75 to place 36th.

Campbell's Michael Kelly was named the Big South Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year for the second year in a row, while Terer was tabbed the conference's Runner of the Year.  Freshman of the Year honors went to Liberty's Stanley Langat, while Keaton Poole of Gardner-Webb was voted the Men's Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the Big South's sports information directors.

The Camels finished with 31 points to capture their second consecutive Big South title.  Liberty was second in the team standings with 37 points, while Radford placed third at 87.  High Point was fourth with 103 points, and Winthrop claimed the No. 5 position as it finished the meet with 131 points.

Sophomores Keith Terry and Brandon Damon also finished back-to-back for the Bucs finishing 64th and 65th overall. Terry crossed the line in 29:34.96, while Damon finished four seconds back with a time of 29:39.04.

Caleb Edgehill and Chris Fludd-Clark rounded out the group of Bucs on the course. Edgehill finished with a time of 33:40.62. Fludd-Clark crossed in 34:37.11.

Fludd-Clark was CSU's representative on the Big South's All-Academic Team. He is pursuing a degree in Biology/Pre-Med.

2016 Men's Cross Country Runner of the Year
Amon Terer, Sr., Campbell

2016 Men's Cross Country Freshman of the Year
Stanley Langat, Fr., Liberty                             

2016 Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year
Mike Kelly, Campbell

2016 Men's Cross Country All-Conference Team
Amon Terer, Sr., Campbell
Lawrence Kipkoech, Soph., Campbell
Stanley Langat, Fr., Liberty
Azaria Kirwa, Soph. Liberty
Josh Showalter, Sr. Liberty
Vinny Todaro, Sr., High Point
Dominic Collichio, Jr., UNC Asheville
Jacob Kipserem, Jr., Campbell
Kelvin Kirui, Soph., Campbell
Frisco Poole, Jr., Radford
Meshack Kipruto, Soph., Campbell
Cameron Francis, Jr., Liberty

2016 Men's Cross Country All-Academic Team
Chris Fludd-Clark, Jr., Charleston Southern
Keaton Poole, Jr., Gardner-Webb
Vinny Todaro, Sr., High Point
Graham Hansel, Jr., Liberty
Marc Mawyer, Sr., Longwood
Chris Sacco, Sr., Presbyterian College
Ashenafi Kidanu, Soph., Radford
Caleb Smith, Jr., UNC Asheville
Blake White, Sr., Winthrop

2016 Men's Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Keaton Poole, Jr., Gardner-Webb

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