Centenary Cross Country Competes at Chile Pepper Festival
Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Michael Haydel

Adam Walton

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—The Centenary cross country teams both took part in the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival hosted by the University of Arkansas on Saturday. The race was a 10k on the men’s side and a 6k for the women. The Gents finished 33rd while nine of the 10 members set personal bests for their pace per mile and the Ladies landed in 44th.


Michael Haydel led the way for the Centenary men’s team, finishing 170th out of 289 individual racers with a time of 33:20.2. Adam Walton’s best pace of 5:35 per mile landed him in 199th at 34:42 and William Fell was 201st at 34:50. Brian Williams (211th – 36:01.5), William Boothe (215th – 36:19.7), Gerrit Moeller (218th – 36:40.4), and Adam Nerio (220th – 37:21) in addition to Ricky Thomas (38:18), Ryan Duplantis (40:22.5), and Saul Castaneda (42:20.9) also took to the course for the Gents.


The women were paced by Lori Von Pingel who garnered 246th place out of 349 participants with an effort of 25:52.6. Sunny LaGrone finished 12 slots back at 258th (26:30.9) and Ashley Voorhies rounded out the top three for the Ladies in 280th place at 29:05.3. Taylor Robertson (284th – 29:52.2), Molly Broderick (286th – 31:34.4), Jennifer Quillin (287th – 31:36), and Cara Miccoli (289th – 32:33.5) filled out the Ladies’ contingent.


Both the Centenary cross country teams will next compete at the Mid-Continent Conference Championships in Kansas City, Mo., on October 28th.