NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State men’s cross country team placed seventh at the Belmont Opener on Saturday morning.
Middle Tennessee claimed the team title ahead of Lipscomb and host Belmont. Western Kentucky’s Endalow Takele won the event in 15:15.5.
“Quamel Prince did pretty well on his first three mile race,” said Coach Chandra Cheeseborough. “I think we need to go back to the drawing board and put a little more mileage into our training. That’s what I was telling the guys. We opened up ok, but that is not where we want to be at by the end of the season.”
Prince placed 30th out of 119 runners, completing the course at Percy Warner Park in 16:49.1. Prince was followed by transfer Jontue McDowell (19:11.4) who placed 40th.
Theodore Nicholson (20:01.4), Shaquille Cragwall (20:21.4) and Jason Griffin (22:59.2) all scored for the Tigers. James Stewart finished just outside of the Tigers’ top five in 23:49.7.
The Tigers will return to action at the UTC Powerade Invitational in Chattanooga, Tenn. on Friday, Sept. 11.
30. Quamel Prince 16:49.1
40. Jontue McDowell 19:11.4
42. Theodore Nicholson 20:01.4
43. Shaquille Cragwall 20:21.4
44. Jason Griffin 22:59.2
45. James Stewart 23:49.7