DUE WEST, SC. - The Emmanuel College men's cross country team traveled to Due West, South Carolina to kick off their season at the Due West Opener, hosted by Erskine College. As a team, the men were able to claim a first place finish with a dominant score of 19. Newberry followed behind with a score of 51, followed by Erskine with 56.
Freshman Shane Shelafoe led the lions after running an 8k personal record time of 29:27.68 to take 1st place overall. Sophomore Mugisha Bienvenu finished second overall with a time of 29:27.79. Redshirt-freshman Alexander Andrade-Sosa followed behind in third place with a personal record time of 29:52.72. Freshman Jaylen Thigpen finished fourth with a time of 30:08.59. Rounding out the top five EC finishers was freshman Trent Shackelford in ninth place with a time of 31:04.78.
Next up, the men will compete at the UNG Cross Country Invitational hosted by the University of North Georgia.
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