NGU achieved a 4th place finish out of ten teams in the 2018 Conference Carolinas Cross Country Championship with a total time of 2:18:52 in Mount Olive, North Carolina. Jacob Holcombe and Victor Shellhammer set lifetime personal records in the meet while Brooks Hovis was named Elite 23 male runner of the year, which goes to the student-athlete with the highest cumlative GPA at their respective championship site,
"Our men showed a lot of grit today. We came into this meet with the majority of our guys battling some kind of injury. This has just been one of those seasons that has been plagued by injury. With that being said, each of these guys did everything they could do in preparation for today. Not only that, they ran their hardest during the race. We aren't pleased with the overall team finish. But we walked away knowing we did the best we could. And at the end of the day, that's all you can do. This is a very talented group of young men. And as our lone senior, Trey Stewart, told them after the race..."the future is bright." We believe that, and we are excited for what's ahead. We've got two weeks before regionals, and we are going to do what we can to stay healthy and run well there. I'm very proud of these men." - Cameron Stober
Jonathan Keller was the top finisher for North Greenville, finishing with a total time of 27:04.5 and placing 17th.
Brooks Hovis placed 20th with a total time of 27:26.3.
Victor Shellhammer took 25th place with a lifetime personal record of 27:47.5.
Jacob Holcombe finished in 30th place with a lifetime personal record of 28:00.0.
Amir McCall placed 38th with a time of 28:33.2.
Clay Knight finished just behind McCall in 39th place with a total time of 28:34.8.
Tommy Pearson took 48th place with a total time of 29:05.0.
Jordan Griffiths placed 52nd with a time of 29:12.1.
Trey Stewart wrapped up the Crusader position with 56th position and a total time of 29:29.4.