Blue Mountain College finishes second in cross country meet

By NEMS Daily Journal

JACKSON, Tenn. – Led by Austin Epting and Latifa
Swims, Blue Mountain College captured a pair of second place finishes in the TranSouth
Athletic Conference cross country meet on Saturday.
Epting, a junior from East Union, and Swims, a freshman from Charleston, finished second in their respective races.
Epting ran the 8k men’s race in 26:97, second to Union University’s Alex Bett at 25:32, and
Richard Feist of Saltillo was fourth at 26:97. Swims, named the conference Newcomer of the Year, ran a 5k 19:12 to finish behind Union’s Allison Martin in 19:02. BMC’s Kelsea Hendrix of Corinth was fifth at 19:56, and Tuesdae Rowland of Ripley was seventh at 20:34.
Union captured both team titles, followed by BMC, Bethel University and Freed-Hardeman
University.
Epting and Feist were named to the men’s all-conference team, and Swims, Hendrix and Rowland were named to the women’s all-conference team.