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Liberty Men's XC Listed No. 12 in Southeast

November 2, 2015  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Cameron Francis (left) and Azaria Kirwa (right) were two of Liberty's four All-Big South performers at Saturday's Big South Cross Country Championships.

Cameron Francis (left) and Azaria Kirwa (right) were two of Liberty's four All-Big South performers at Saturday's Big South Cross Country Championships.

After finishing as the Big South Conference runner-up, the Liberty men's cross country team is ranked No. 12 in the Southeast Region, as announced today by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

ACC runner-up NC State claimed the No. 1 spot in the final regional rankings of the 2015 season, followed by Virginia and Furman.

Big South champion Campbell climbed to No. 10 in the region, followed closely by the Flames at No. 12 and High Point at No. 13.

Liberty scored 42 points on Saturday for its second straight Big South runner-up finish and its 13th consecutive top-two placement at the conference meet. Four Flames earned All-Big South honors, including Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year Jeremie Bourget (third place), Azaria Kirwa (fifth), Josh Showalter (ninth) and Cameron Francis (11th).

A number of Liberty runners will wrap up their 2015 cross country campaign at the Hokie Open, Friday at Virginia Tech's Buford Meredith Cross Country Course in Blacksburg, Va. The men's 6K will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by the women's 4K at 5:10.

Meanwhile, the top seven Flames and Lady Flames will take this weekend off from competition in preparation for the 2015 NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championships. The meet will take place at Panorama Farms in Earlysville, Va., on Nov. 13, beginning at noon.

USTFCCCA Division I Southeast Region Men's Cross Country Rankings
1) NC State
2) Virginia
3) Furman
4) Virginia Tech
5) Eastern Kentucky
6) Louisville
7) Duke
8) North Carolina
9) Kentucky
10) Campbell
11) William & Mary
12) Liberty
13) High Point
14) Davidson
15) George Mason