Toppers finish fifth at St. Louis 8K Fall Classic

(Results) Blue Mountain men turned in fifth out of eight teams Saturday at the annual St. Louis XC 8K Fall Classic.

Blue Mountain’s Will Porter (JR/Pontotoc, Miss.) led his team with an eighth-place finish crossing the line at 27:32.

Joel Parker (JR/Corinth, Miss.) was also solid for the Toppers, placing 11th in a time of 27:50.

Tanner Childs (SR/Corinth, Miss.) was 22nd in 29:16, Andrew Ayala (FR/Corinth, Miss.) was 28th at 29:26, Thomas Ratliff (SR/Corinth, Miss.) finished 30th at 29:32, David Cox (JR/Southaven, Miss.) was 32nd in 29:38, Jamien Terry (JR/New Albany, Miss.) was 35th at 30:05, Ja’Darius Scott (SR/Columbus, Miss.) finished 42nd at 31:01, Owen Hill (SR/Ripley, Miss.) was 54th at 33:45, Bryson Taylor (SO/Senatobia, Miss.) finished 56th at 34:18 and Morgan Toomer (SR/Corinth, Miss.) was 69th at 38:30.

A total of 78 runners competed with Columbia winning the team title and Alexander Dukes of Columbia winning low time at 26:40.

“I thought our guys raced solid today,” BMC head coach Kristi Robbins said.  “We’ve continued to improve throughout the season, and it has been a good fall for us.”

BMC will next race at the SSAC Championship in Danville, Ala. Nov. 4.

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