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TSU XC Place Fourth at Front Runner Invitational
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Chattanooga, Tenn. - The Tennessee State University men's and women's cross country teams closed out the 2011 regular season at the Front Runner Invitational hosted by Chattanooga on Saturday.

Both squads placed fourth overall, as the Tigerbelles accumulated 120 points in the two-mile and the  Flying Tigers notched 117 points in the 5K. Middle Tennessee won both the men's and women's events.

Christopher Hobbs earned his fifth top-finish of the year, running the 5K in 17:30 to earn 20th overall. Freshman Desmond Trice clocked a time of 18:00 to place 24th.

Bryan Herrera and Jamill Jackson followed next for the Tigers with times of 18:06 (25th) and 18:31 (29th), respectively. In his debut race, freshmen Osafa Hippolyte ran 30:58 to place 37th.

Charita Harris earned her first team top-finish for the Tigerbelles this season. The sophomore ran 13:14 to place 16th in the two-mile event. Leah Carr followed with a run of 13:41 to earn 22nd.

Kya Riley (15:17) and Ashontae Jackson (15:31) earned 27th and 29th, respectively. Also running in her first event, Felicia Oladokun placed 32nd with a time of 16:37.

Saturday's race was the last prep before the two teams compete again on Oct. 29 at the OVC Conference Championships in Richmond, Ky.

Charita Harris - 13:14 (16th)
Leah Carr - 13:41 (22nd)
Kya Riley - 15:17 (27th)
Ashontae Jackson - 15:31 (29th)
Felicia Oladokun - 16:37 (32nd)

1. Middle Tennessee - 26 points
2. Chattanooga - 42 points
3. UT Martin - 55 points
4. Tennessee State - 120 points
5. Trevecca Nazarene - 127 points

Christopher Hobbs - 17:30 (20th)
Desmond Trice - 18:00 (24th)
Bryan Herrera - 18:06 (25th)
Jamill Jackson - 18:31 (29th)
Osafa Hippolyte - 30:58 (37th)

1. Middle Tennessee - 29 points
2. Chattanooga - 30 points
3. UT Martin - 66 points
4. Tennessee State - 117 points
5. Trevecca Nazarene - 128 points