L-R's Kate Griewisch set a course record with an 18:13 en route to her second straight first-place finish at the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational held Saturday morning at Southside Park.
Griewisch, a senior and two-time All-American from Banner Elk, N.C., was 63 seconds better than her nearest competitor (Milligan's Gillian Griffen) and helped the Bears finish second out of 10 teams. Milligan placed three runners in the top five en route to the women's team title. Senior Amanda Barnes (Chelmsford, Mass.) finished 12th with a 20:30 on the 5K course while sophomore Laura Rhyne (Taylorsville, N.C.) ran a 20:31 to place 13th overall.
On the men's side, Mars Hill won the event and had the top individual in Justin Gragg. Gragg ran a 26:09 over 8K to take home first-place honors. Lenoir-Rhyne finished third out of eight schools and was led by sophomore Aaron Nelson (Mayodan, N.C.), who placed 11th with a 27:32. Freshman Mike York (Kannapolis, N.C.) and senior Jakob Maidens (Lebanon, Va.) finished 12th and 13th with times of 27:34 and 27:43, respectively, for the Bears.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams do not compete again until they race in The Citadel Invitational on Saturday, September 24, at 9:00 a.m., in Charleston, S.C.
Davidson Football Tames Lenoir-Rhyne, 28-10
The Davidson College Football Team (1-1) surprised Lenoir-Rhyne University (1-1) with a 28-10 victory Saturday night at Richardson Stadium.
Davidson quarterback Jonathan Carkhuff (Marietta, Ga.) passed for 324 yards and three scores while Jonathan Adams (King, N.C.) caught eight passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Wildcats to the win.
The Wildcats opened the scoring in the first quarter when Chase Culbertson (Chicago, Ill.) ran it in from three yards out to complete a 10-play, 82-yard drive with 3:54 left in the frame.
Carkhuff's two touchdown passes to Adams in the second quarter of four and 29 yards, respectively, helped push the Wildcats' advantage to 21-3 at intermission.
Carkhuff's second touchdown toss to Adams came as time expired in the second quarter.
Davidson extended the margin to 28-3 when Carkhuff threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to Lanny Funsten (Raleigh, N.C.), his third and final score of the game, at the 3:23 mark of the third quarter.
L-R finally got into the end zone when junior quarterback Reuben Haynes (Commerce, Ga.) found senior wide receiver Nick Stutts (Statesville, N.C.) for a 13-yard touchdown reception with 58 seconds remaining in the game.
Stutts led the Bears with seven catches for 83 yards while junior wide receiver Artis Gilmore (Asheville, N.C.) added four receptions for 73 yards in the losing effort.
On defense, L-R senior cornerback LeBrandon Banner (Winston-Salem, N.C.) finished with a team-high 11 tackles and junior linebacker Demetrius Green (Cedartown, Ga.) added 10 takedowns but the Bears allowed 400 yards of offense to the Wildcats.
Patrick Moynahan (Sandwich, Mass.) finished with 11 tackles and a fumble recovery and Peter Kidwell (Marshall, Va.) picked off two passes to spearhead Davidson's defense.
Lenoir-Rhyne returns to Hickory, N.C., to face No. 20 Carson-Newman in its home and South Atlantic Conference opener at Moretz Stadium next Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. Davidson hosts Johnson C. Smith on Saturday, September 24, at 7 p.m.
LRU Men's Soccer Shuts Out Mount Olive, 3-0, For Its First Win Of The Season
The Lenoir-Rhyne University Men's Soccer Team (1-3) picked up its first win of the 2011 season with a 3-0 shutout victory over Mount Olive College (0-4) Saturday afternoon at Amon Field.
Three different players scored for Lenoir-Rhyne, who managed just one goal in its first three contests of the year.
Lenoir-Rhyne senior defender Sean Rogers (Dublin, IRELAND) opened the scoring just 28 seconds into the contest with a penalty kick that also proved to be the game-winner.
The Bears pushed their lead to 2-0 in the 38th minute when freshman midfielder Zach Carles (Leesport, Pa.) kicked in a rebound after a header shot was saved by the Trojans.
Senior midfielder Jordan Holmes (Southport, ENGLAND) rounded out the scoring for Lenoir-Rhyne with a goal with just 1:15 remaining in the contest.
The Bears also held a 19-6 advantage in shots taken while sophomore goalkeeper Stefan Dill (Southampton, BERMUDA) picked up the shutout to go along with two saves.
Mount Olive's Rob Gray (Alexandria, Va.) suffered the loss in goal despite stopping 10 Lenoir-Rhyne shots.
L-R returns home to face North Georgia at the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex on Wednesday beginning at 5 p.m. Mount Olive plays at Francis Marion Tuesday at 4 p.m.