Terence Attema takes fifth at Atlantic Sun Cross Country Championship

Spartanburg, S.C. - Terence Attema (Smithville, Ontario) once again showed why he is one of the best runners in the Atlantic Sun at the Atlantic Sun Cross Country Championship. The senior finished fifth individually with a time of 24:47.59 to lead the Camels to a fifth place team finish.

Campbell also had strong performances from several freshmen participating in their first conference championship. Morgan Timiney (Kalamazoo, Mich.) finished 14th with a mark of 25:31.97 to set a new personal best. Chris Schulist (Holland, Mich.) had a time of 26:01.12, which set a new personal best as well, to finish 25th.

Sophomore DeLohnni Nicol-Samuel (Brandon Manitoba) and freshman Herald Alvarez (Franklin Park, Ill.) rounded out the Campbell top five with finishes of 29th and 42nd respectively. Nicol-Samuel had a time of 26:08.66 while Alvarez came in with a mark of 26:30.28 to set another new personal best at the 8K course.

On the women's side, freshman Ashley Matthews (Raleigh, N.C.) finished 28th with a time of 18:41.43 to lead the Camels to an eighth place team finish. This was a new personal record for Matthews.

Rachel Deline (Belleville, Ontario), Baillie Locke (Wiarton, Ontario), and Samantha Robbins (London, Ontario) finished 35th, 36th, and 37th respectively. Deline, a sophomore, had a time of 18:58.38. Senior Baillie Locke finished her cross country career at Campbell with a mark of 19:03.66. Freshman Samantha Robbins had a time of 19:04.56, which set another Camel personal record, to round out the Campbell trio.

Sophomore Laura Verschuren (Guelph, Ontario) rounded out the Campbell top five by finishing 42nd with a time of 19:12.66 at the 5K course.

Kennesaw State took the men's team title while North Florida won the women's championship. Gilbert Kemboi of USC Upstate won the men's individual contest with a time of 24:00.84. Mackenzie Howe of North Florida took the women's individual title with a mark of 17:22.78.

Several Camels earned All-Conference honors. For the men, Terence Attema was named First Team All-Conference. Morgan Timiney garnered Second Team All-Conference and All-Freshman honors. Ashley Matthews was named to the All-Freshman Team on the women's side.