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TSU Men's Cross Country Gets Season Underway at Golden Eagle Invitational
Saturday, September 2, 2017
TSU Men's Cross Country Gets Season Underway at Golden Eagle Invitational
Photo By Sam Jordan - TSU Athletics



COOKEVILLE, Tenn. --- Freshman Marcus Abdul (Atlanta, Ga.) led the Tennessee State men’s cross country team with a 37th place finish at the Golden Eagle Invitational on Saturday at Ironwood Golf Course.

Abdul’s time of 23:27.9 in the 6K was less than a minute ahead of TSU’s second-place time of 23:45.4 from Jamario Scott (Cincinnati, Ohio).

TSU finished sixth in the team competition with 170 points, while Auburn won the event with 39 points.

37th – Marcus Abdul – 23:27.9
38th – Jamario Scott – 23:45.4
39th – Larry McNary – 24:33.2
40th – Jontue McDowell – 24:34.2
41st – Quintsontro Irby, Jr. – 26:12.9
42nd – Zyhir Baker-Elam – 26:19.3

1. Auburn – 39 points
2. Tennessee Tech – 42
3. Mississippi State – 57
4. Western Kentucky – 92
5. Southern Illinois – 111
6. Tennessee State – 170


  • TSU had two freshmen finish in its top three including Abdul and Larry McNary (Memphis, Tenn.), who ran a time of 24:33.2 for third on the team and 39th overall.
  • Jontue McDowell (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Quintsontro Irby, Jr. (Memphis, Tenn.) rounded out TSU’s top five with times of 24:34.2 and 26:12.9, respectively.

Tennessee State will have two weeks to prepare for the Asics Embry-Riddle Classic in Daytona Beach, Fla. on Sept. 16.