Tennessee Tech cross country and track & field coach Tony Cox has announced the addition of nine student-athletes to his team rosters, inking two runners to the mens squad and seven for the womens team.
Tennessee Tech freshman Palmer Maphet, a member of the Golden Eagle men's cross country team, was killed Wednesday in an auto accident in Maine. Maphet was serving on a summer missionary trip. The visitation and funeral services will be Wedneday and Thursday (June 23-24).
Sam Taylor and Tiffany Palmer have been named the Most Valuable Runners on the 2009 Tennessee Tech cross country teams, and several other team awards were also announced recently by Golden Eagle coach Tony Cox.
Junior Sam Taylor was in a familiar role Saturday, leading the Tennessee Tech mens cross country team as the Golden Eagles finished 23rd at the NCAA South Regional Championships, hosted by the University of Alabama.
Led by junior Sam Taylors 15th place individual finish, the Tennessee Tech mens cross country team claimed fifth place in the 2009 Ohio Valley Conference cross country championships, held Saturday morning at Percy Warner Park.
Sam Taylor has led the Tennessee Tech men's cross country team all season, and the junior from Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., should be in the same role Saturday morning when the Golden Eagles run in the 2009 OVC Championships.
Tiffany Palmer ran the womens 5K race in 19:27.14 to finish in eighth place at the Evnasville Invitational Saturday as the Tennessee Tech womens cross country team took home an eighth place overall finish.
Junior Sam Taylor earned sixth place individually and four more Golden Eagles raced across the finish line in the Top 15 as the Tennessee Tech mens cross country team claimed second place Friday afternoon in the TTU Invitational, held at Southern Hills Golf Course.
New champions will be crowned Friday in both the men's and women's races during the TTU Invitational at Southern Hills Golf Course. Six men's team will tour the 8K course at 3 p.m., followed seven women's teams in a 5K run at 4 p.m.
The Tennessee Tech rifle team competed in the Ole Miss Invitational on Sunday in Oxford, Miss. The Golden Eagles currently sit in third place in the two-day invitational with an aggregate score of 4488.
Tiffany Palmer and Sam Taylor led the Tennessee Tech cross country teams Saturday at the Vanderbilt Invitational. The Golden Eagle women finished in 10th place among 18 teams while the men were sixth of 16 team.
The Tennessee Tech men's and women's cross country teams get the 2009 season underway Saturday morning when they run in the Sewanee Invitational. The men's 8K race begins at 10 a.m., while the starting gun for the women's 5K event will sound at 11 a.m.