KERNERSVILLE, N.C. - Charleston Southern's men's cross country team put five runners in the top-10 on Friday morning as the Buccaneers finished second overall at the 2018 Big South Cross Country Championships.
The Buccaneers recorded their best finish since the 1990 season and marked the third time in program history CSU has finished as the runner-ups at the conference's premier meet of the season.
Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Jim Stintzi was recognized as the 2018 Big South Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year at the postrace ceremony to highlight a record-setting CSU performance on the wet course at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex.
A Buccaneer record five CSU runners earned All-Conference recognition granted to the top 12 finishers at the conference championship meet. The mark eclipsed CSU's previous record of four top finishers recorded in 1984 and 1986.
Sophomore Matt Inman received Big South All-Academic recognition. The Christian Studies major boasts a 3.4843 GPA while minoring in History.
CSU (36) trailed only Campbell (27) as the Camels placed three individuals among the top four on their way to winning their fourth consecutive conference title.
Andrew Akright led the way with a career-best time of 25:51.2 to place fifth overall in the field. Akright eclipsed his previous mark of 26:35.6 set at the 2017 Louisville Classic and boasted a 5:12.1 mile-pace to lead CSU at the event.
Matt Inman continued his strong sophomore season with a sixth-place finish as the Buccaneers took fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and 10th among the top 10 finishers in the field. Inman crossed the line with a personal record time of 25:55.3 to finish sixth in the field.
Jeryck Wilson made it back-to-back seasons earning All-Conference recognition. The junior finished in 26:09.3 to place seventh in the field.
Trevor Dominy was just off his personal-record setting pace by just two seconds to take eighth in the field. He averaged a 5:16.6-mile pace and finished the course in 26:13.7.
Jaymee Domoney closed out the point scorers for CSU on Friday morning. The sophomore crossed the line in 26:30.4 to place 10th overall on the day and secured the second-place spot on the podium for the Bucs.
Benjamin Eddy battled through the field for CSU on Friday as well. The freshman placed 28th overall with a time of 27:55.0 and was the sixth freshman to cross the line at the conference championships.
Coach of the Year
Charleston Southern looks ahead to the NCAA Southeast Regionals hosted by Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. on Friday, November 9.