Derrick Lindsay Named To Preseason All-SAC Men's Cross Country First Team, LMU Picked To Finish Seventh
August 17, 2011
Courtesy of the South Atlantic Conference
ROCK HILL, SC -- LMU harrier Derrick Lindsay was named to the preseason All-South Atlantic Conference first team in men's cross country, it was announced on Wednesday.
Lindsay, a rising senior from Talbott, Tenn., finished in 12th place at last season's SAC Championship meet and earned second team All-SAC honors.
Mars Hill College, which has won 14-consecutive Food Lion SAC men’s cross country championships, was chosen by league coaches as the 2011 favorite.
The Lions received seven first-place votes, followed by No. 2 Anderson, which received the other three.
Meanwhile, Anderson – which finished third in last year’s SAC Championship – leads the league with four student-athletes on the preseason All-Conference team, also released on Wednesday. Mars Hill had one student-athlete on both the first and second teams.
Lenoir-Rhyne and Wingate tied for third in the coaches’ poll. The Bears feature one first-team and two second-team selections on the preseason All-SAC team, while WU placed three on the first-team.
No. 5 in the preseason poll is Catawba, followed by Brevard, Lincoln Memorial and Carson-Newman. Catawba and Lincoln-Memorial each feature one student-athlete on the preseason All-SAC first team.
The poll is rounded out by Tusculum (No. 9) and Newberry (No. 10).
In total, nine of the preseason All-SAC selections – and the entire first team -- were named all-conference in 2010 as well,. The list includes Mars Hill’s Justin Gragg, whose second-place individual finish in the 2010 SAC Championship is the highest of any returning student-athlete.
Men’s Cross Country Preseason All-SAC Team
Christian Crifasi, Catawba
Jakob Maidens, Lenoir-Rhyne
Derrick Lindsay, Lincoln Memorial
Justin Gragg, Mars Hill
Binyam Belachew, Wingate
Steve Hammond, Wingate
Andrew Smith, Wingate
Parks Edwards, Anderson
Deniz Hay, Anderson
Kyle Koby, Anderson
Alex Pena, Anderson
Zack Queen, Lenoir-Rhyne
Mike Ryan, Lenoir-Rhyne
Eric Blackburn, Mars Hill
Men’s Cross Country Preseason Coaches’ Poll
|1. Mars Hill||93 (7)|
|2. Anderson||89 (3)|
|7. Lincoln Memorial||47|