Men's Cross Country Wins 20th Annual Crimson Classic
Tyson David won his first cross country race in an Alabama uniform.

Tyson David won his first cross country race in an Alabama uniform.

Sept. 20, 2008

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The men's cross country team hosted the 20th Annual Crimson Classic this morning at the Harry Pritchett Cross Country Course. Alabama came away with the championship tallying just 15 points, the lowest amount possible.

"I thought the guys really competed well this early in the year," cross country coach Joe Walker said. "It was good to see them run together and run a smart race today."

The Crimson Tide was able to sweep the top five spots with Tyson David leading the way finishing the 8,000 meter course in 24:22.63. He was followed by Augustus Maiyo in second (24:24.02), Emmanuel Bor in third (24:34.21), Abraham Kutingala in fourth (24:43.56), and Andrew Kirwa rounding out the top five (25:00.87).

Other finishers for the Tide were Nathan Corder in 13th (26:14.42) followed by Austin Duckworth (26:31.37) and Stephen Payne (26:35.96) in 18th and 19th, respectively. David May placed 26th (27:19.46), Chase Volinski finished 39th (28:12.14), Cameron Sherrill came through in 46th (28:55.84).

"I think the race went according to place," head coach Harvey Glance said. "We looked like a top 5 team today and represented The University of Alabama in fine fashion."

In team scoring, Alabama won with 15 points followed by Georgia State (62). In third place was Samford (88), Alabama State finished fourth (108), and Jacksonville State placed fifth (133).

Alabama will take a week off before heading across the country to compete at the Dellinger Invite in Eugene, Ore. where they will meet the No. 1 team in the country, Oregon.