Wake Forest Places Ninth at NCAA Southeast Regionals
Freshman Greg Billington
Freshman Greg Billington

Nov. 10, 2007

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Wake Forest men's cross country team placed ninth out of 29 teams at the NCAA Southeast Regionals Saturday afternoon at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park.

Freshman Greg Billington led the Demon Deacons, placing 31st with a time of 31:02.50.

Sophomore Marcus Dillon was the next Deacon across the finish line in 43rd with a 31:24.90.

Senior John Compton was only three spots behind Dillon in 46th. Compton ran a 31:27.75.

Redshirt freshman Patrick Russell and freshman Keaton Morgan rounded out the scoring for Wake Forest. Russell was 66th in a time of 31:49.15, and Morgan was 101st in 32:38.75.

The Deacons scored 282 team points on the day.

Sophomore Jeremy Fisico and Matt Owen were sixth and seventh for Wake. Fisico finished 123rd in 33:08.95, and Owen placed 142nd in 33:41.10.

Liberty's Josh McDougal, who finished runner-up at the 2006 Southeast Regionals, took home the individual title by running a 29:30.70. Defending champion Jacob Korir of Eastern Kentucky finished second.

NC State won the 29-team meet with 69 points. Host Louisville was second with 70 points, and William & Mary was third with 74. Wake Forest had the third-best finish out of ACC teams.

Wake Forest Individual Results
31. Greg Billington, 31:02.50; 43. Marcus Dillon, 31:24.90; 46. John Compton, 31:27.75; 66. Patrick Russell, 31:49.15; 101. Keaton Morgan, 32:38.75; 123. Jeremy Fisico, 33:08.95; 142. Matt Owen, 33:41.10.

 

 

Top 15 Teams (Out of 29 Total)
1. NC State 69, 2. Louisville 70, 3. William & Mary 74, 4. Virginia 116, 5. Liberty 168, 6. Clemson 188, 7. Virginia Tech 228, 8. Eastern Kentucky 231, 9. Wake Forest 282, 10. Appalachian State 284, 11. Duke 290, 12. Kentucky 318, 13. Richmond 254, 14. North Carolina 382, 15. High Point 412.

Top Five Individuals
1. Josh McDougal, Liberty, 29:30.70; 2. Jacob Korir, Eastern Kentucky, 29:36.10; 3. Wesley Korir, Louisville, 29:43.70; 4. Christo Landry, William & Mary, 29:44.25; 5. Cory Thorne, Louisville, 29:56.60.

 

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