Buffs perform well in Classic

from staff reports
ROME, Ga. -- The Milligan cross country team had an impressive performance at the Southeast Classic, hosted by Berry College, on Saturday.
The Lady Buffs finished fourth out of 23 schools for a total 163 points, boasting three top 20 finishers.
Milligan was led by sophomore Marta Zimon, who finished third with a time of 18:24. With a season best of 18:53, junior Megan Lease finished tenth. Running the course at a personal best of 19:21 and finishing 18th was senior Lauren Gross.
Malone College (Ohio), which is ranked 10th nationally, won women's championship with 46 points.
Milligan men's cross country team finished fifth overall with 124 points. The meet hosted three of the top 16 nationally ranked teams. The Buffaloes finished eight points behind Berry College (Ga.), currently nationally ranked 16th.
With the strong performance, Milligan coach Chris Layne said: "I am confident that the Milligan cross country team will be ranked in the next poll."
Leading the way for the Milligan men was freshman Sean Bowman finishing seventh with a time of 25:24. Sophomore Chris Wright finished in eighth place with a time of 25:26.
Running personal best for the Buffaloes was senior Shane Oakleaf at 26:38, sophomore Trevor Donovan at 26:53, and junior Ted Dubois with a time of 27:09.
At the men's meet, ninth ranked Cumberland College (Ky.) won the meet, beating fourth-ranked Malone College (Ohio).