Walnut Ridge, Ark. - The Williams Baptist College men's cross country team competed in the University of the Ozarks Invitational run in Clarksville, Ark., on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles finished 4th out of 6 teams in the event.
Williams had six runners finish with personal best times in the event. John Fairris (SO/Strong, Ark. ) was the top Eagle across the line, finishing 27th overall with a time of 28:00.
Davis Fetzer (SO/Defiance, Mo. ) (33rd, 28:21), Dakota Dwyer (SO/Mountain Home, Ark.) (39th, 29:15), Mathew Bell (SO/Harrison, Ark. ) (42nd, 29:20), and Ben Warner (SR/Magnolia, Ark. ) (44th, 29:51) gave the squad all top-50 times with their personal records. Antonio Carlos (JR/Sao Paulo, Brazil ) (50th, 31:12) also finished within the top-50.
Rounding out the rest of the times for Williams were: Levi Yarbro (FR/Imboden, Ark. ) (53rd, 32:14 PR), Noah Stoddard (SO/Paragould, Ark.) (61st, 34:36), Jacob Brown (FR) (68th, 38:48) and Colton Babbitt (SO/Benton, Ark. ) (71st, 42:05).
"Our men had a strong finish this weekend against some very good competition," said Head Coach Andrew Watson. "We were down one of our top runners, and the team stepped up big in his absence. We are improving each meet and setting our sights on the upcoming AMC Championships.
The next meet for the Eagles will be on Saturday, October 17th, at the UALR Invitational. The race is scheduled for a 10 a.m. start in Little Rock, Ark.