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Greene leads Golden Eagles at Commodore Classic


Complete Commodore Classic results

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Senior John Greene was the top individual finisher for the Tennessee Tech men's cross country team as the Golden Eagles placed 16th Saturday among the 19 Division I teams running in the Commodore Classic, hosted by Vanderbilt University at Percy Warner Park.

Greene ran the 8K circuit just one second off his career-best time, finishing 59th overall with a 26:18.69 performance. Tech had 423 points for its 16th place showing.

Lipscomb won the men's team title with 95 points, edging Mississippi State in second place (110) and East Tennessee State in third (112). Belmont (122) and Morehead State (173) rounded out the top five squads. In addition to Morehead State and Tech, the 19-team field also included OVC rivals UT Martin (15th place/422), Jacksonville State (18th/469) and Tennessee State (19th/598).

Junior Sterling Smith was the second finisher for coach Tony Cox's team, placing 77th in 26:45.14, while freshman Brennan Huber was 89th in 27:08.56. Huber was one of four Golden Eagle freshmen running the 8K distance for the first time in their Tech career. That foursome incuded Daniel Williamson (97th place/27:31.86), Sam Lariviere (103rd/27:51.93) and Jordan Roth (108th/28:10/91). Senior Matt Bishop was sandwiched among the four newcomers, placing 101st in 27:45.13.

The next meet on the schedule for the Golden Eagles is the Jacksonville State Invitational, Saturday, Oct. 5.