Ferrum men finish 10th at Hornet Harrier Invitational

Freshman Domonique Veney races to the finish line for Ferrum College. Saturday, he placed 22nd in a field of 193 runners at the Hornet Harrier Invitational, hosted by Shenandoah University.

KERNSTOWN — Ferrum College’s men’s cross country team finished 10th out of 20 teams in Saturday’s Hornet Harrier Invitational, hosted by Shenandoah University at the Kernstown Battlefield.

University of Mary Washington captured top team accolades, while Catholic (D.C.) University came in second and Southern Virginia University was third.

Jeff Gibson of Mary Washington won the men’s race and Michael Myers of Southern Virginia was second.

Domonique Veney finished 22nd for Ferrum in a field of 193 runners.

Salisbury (Maryland) University won the women’s team championship, while Mary Washington and Shenandoah were second and third.

Ferrum placed 15th out of 17 squads.

English Jackson of Bridgewater College claimed top individual laurels in the women’s race and Heather Delaplaine was second.

Erin Reynolds was Ferrum’s top finisher; she placed 73rd in a field of 143 runners.

“Overall, I was happy with our results. We decided to push our pace and be a little more aggressive early in our race,’’ Ferrum head coach Mark White said. “It was a good approach for us, especially with how the course at Shenandoah is laid out.

“We have a couple of runners who are still banged up and we need to get them healthier over the next few weeks, but I feel really good about where we are overall,’’ White said.

Ferrum returns to action Saturday at the Hagan-Stone Classic in Pleasant Garden, North Carolina.

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