Louisville, KY – The Berea College men's cross country team competed at the Greater Louisville Classic this past weekend. Our men's team placed 11th overall and ran in a race with almost 400 runners. The Mountaineers posted a team average of 26:27 and a team time of 2:12:18.
Our men's team was led with an incredible performance by sophomore, Logan McKenzie. McKenzie fought with the lead pack of runners for 8,000 meters and lead the race the majority of the time. About 600m to go Mckenzie tried to drop one last runner from Madonna but lost the lead in the last 50 meters of the race. His average mile was 5:01 and he finished with a time of 24:57 becoming the 2nd Mountaineer to ever break the 25 minute 8k barrier.
Also finishing in top 30 was sophomore, Tanner Carson with an impressive personal best time of 25:42, which earned him 29th place. Sophomore Landon Bond followed, running a personal best time of 26:35, and placing 110th. Freshman Kerry Jones came across the finish line next, placing 234th running a time of 27:30. Jones lost his shoe at about the 1.5 mile mark and finished the race wearing only a single shoe. All of Berea's top four men ran personal best times. Finishing up our top 5 finishers was Emmanuell Kemmei, in 240th, running 27:32. Other finishers for the Mountaineer included Zack Raab who ran 27:53 (281st), Kyle Young 27:59 (288th). Finishing up for the Mountaineers was Corbin Flege, running 28:25, (318th).
Berea will travel to Owensboro, KY to race in the Fast Cats Classic on Saturday, October 7th.