OXFORD, Ala. – The University of Montevallo men's cross country team finished eighth at the Foothills Invitational hosted by Jacksonville State University. UM was one of two Peach Belt Conference schools at the race. Clayton State University finished second at the event. The Falcons top runner was freshman Mark McDonald (Auburn, Ala./Auburn) who finished 33rd overall with a time of 29:21.18.
Freshman Justin Arsement (Lafayette, La./Acadiana) crossed the line second for the Falcons and 51st overall with a time of 30:43.05. Freshman Jake Davidson (Vicksburg, Miss./McGill Toolen) came in 60th overall with a time of 31:33.37. His brother Nick Davidson (Spanish Fort, Ala./Spanish Fort) was just six spots back in 66th with a time of 32:02.21.
The final three UM runners were freshmen Adam Weil (Syracuse, N.Y./Northwestern), Matthew Corn (Brandon, Miss./Northwest Rankin) and Evan Brock (Fairhope, Ala./Fairhope) who came across 73rd, 74th and 79th, respectively.
UM finished ahead of Tuskegee University, Clark Atlanta University and Stillman College. The University of West Alabama won the race followed by CSU and Jacksonville State.
The Falcons will return to action Saturday, Oct. 23 at 9:00 a.m. as they travel to the University of Alabama-Huntsville Invitational.