Roberts Eighth in Region, Men Finish 10th

Roberts Eighth in Region, Men Finish 10th

ROME, Ga. – The Birmingham-Southern men's and women's cross country teams had a great showing at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional Saturday morning.  Chris Roberts (Huntsville, Ala./Huntsville HS) finished eighth out of 208 runners to qualify for Nationals.  Timothy McOmber (Montgomery, Ala./Montgomery Catholic Prep School) also medaled in 17th place. 


The men were 10th overall, while the women finished 12th, respectively.


The women's top finisher was Elise Pittman (Vestavia Hills, Ala./Vestavia Hills HS).  She crossed in 24:42. Morgan Reynolds (Indian Springs, Ala./Westminster School) was right behind her at 24:44.


Roberts time of 25:41 was the second fastest of his career.  McOmber crossed in 26:12. He may also qualify for Nationals. The field will be announced Sunday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. ET.