Joplin, Mo. (Sept. 16, 2017) – In their first 5k and 8k of the season, the Central Baptist Mustang cross country teams competed this morning in the Southern Stampede, hosted by Missouri Southern State University. The men's team finished in 22nd place in the 8k college divison race while the women's team placed 20th in their 5k.
Sean Baskin (SR/Magnolia, Ark.) paced the men's team, finishing with a time of 36:15.21. Steven Tapley (JR/Greenbrier, Ark.), Demond White (JR/Chicago, Ill.) and Dalton Ponder (FR/Maumelle, Ark.) all finished close to each other, posting times of 40:52.59, 40:53.60 and 41:34.70 respectively. Timothy Turner (SR/Mayflower, Ark.) finished with a time of 43:35.79.
On the women's side, Macy Burroughs (SR/Vilonia, Ark.) led the Mustangs to the finish line for the third consecutive meet, posting a time of 22:25.44. Gloria Bell (SR/Mountain Home, Ark.) was not far behind Burroughs with a time of 22:39.11. Allysia Marbley (FR/Sherwood, Ark.) was the third Mustang to cross the finish line with a time of 24:46.91, while Averi Ratliff (SO/Vilonia, Ark.) crossed in a time of 25:21.49 and Hopi Horvat (JR/Newark, Ill.) posted a 25:43.78 5k.
CBC is off next weekend and returns to the course on Sept. 30 when they will compete in the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival in Fayetteville, Ark., hosted by the University of Arkansas.