Rankin Wins Second Title, Eagles Finish Third At ASC Championships

Michael Harris helped the Eagles to a third-place finish at the ASC Championships.

American Southwest Conference Championships
8K Race
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
Abilene, Texas | Abilene Christian Cross Country Course

The Eagles finished third at the American Southwest Conference Cross Country Championships and Nathan Rankin won his second individual title Saturday in Abilene, Texas. Rankin, who also won the title as a freshman, ran a 25:53.9 in the 8K race to top 90 other runners. Teammate Michael Harris placed third overall with a time of 26:25.0. The Eagles had four runners finish among the top-20. Jacob Mills placed 18th with a time of 27:33.0, while Jaeden Miller placed 19th with a time of 27:34.0. Kenny Fernandez was 27th running a 28:02.4, Misael Perez was 31st running a 28:36.4, Jonathon Wood was 46th running a 29:23.5, Aaron Capehart was 58th running a 30:17.9, Dakota Fritts was 71st running a 31:13.4, Francisco Pina was 74th running a 33:22.8, Keeshon Towles was 80th running a 35:46.3 and Petron Brown was 85th running a 38:24.9. Rankin and Harris were named to the All-Conference First Team. Under head coach Heidi Pinkerton, it is the third highest finish for the program.

Nathaneal Rankin– 25:53.9 (1st
Michael Harris– 26:25.0 (3rd)
Jacob Mills - 27:33.0 (18th)
Jaeden Miller - 27:34.0 (19th)
Kenny Fernandez – 28:02.4 (27th
Misael Perez – 28:36.4 (31st)
Jonathon Wood– 29:23.5 (46th)
Aaron Capehart – 30:17.9 (58th)
Dakota Fritts – 31:13.4 (71st)
Francisco Pina – 33:22.8 (74th)
Keeshon Towles – 35:46.3 (80th)
Petron Brown– 38:24.9 (85th)

1. UT-Dallas (43)
2. Hardin-Simmons (56)
3. Ozarks (68)
4. LeTourneau (97)
5. McMurry (133)
6. Concordia (156)
7. East Texas Baptist (159)
8. Belhaven (234)
9. UMHB (272)
10. Sul Ross St. (294)
11. Louisiana College (332)

The Eagles will compete in the NCAA III Regional November 16 in Memphis, Tennessee.