CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern's men's cross country team joins the rest of the Big Southon Friday morning as the Buccaneers travel to Kernersville, N.C. for the 2018 Conference Championships.
The men's eight-kilometer race is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex.
Results for the race will be hosted on AthleticLive and will be posted following the conclusion of the race on Friday morning.
Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Jim Stintzi has built a strong men's program heading into the 2018 Big South Championships. The Buccaneers took the team titles at the season-opening Buccaneer Open and the Charleston Classic.
In their tune-up meet to the Big South Championships, CSU made the trip up to State College, Pa. for the Penn State National Open. The meet featured several teams ranking among the nation's best as the Buccaneers took on the field. CSU battled through the tough competition in the event finishing 21st in the field.
Back in conference competition, the Buccaneers will look to build off a strong campaign last season. CSU finished third overall at the 2017 Conference Championships – the highest team finish since 1994. Then-sophomore Jeryck Wilson earned All-Conference recognition for the first time in recording a ninth-place finish at the race as the Buccaneers advanced to the NCAA Regionals.
Wilson has utilized his strong sophomore season to propel him to new heights this fall. The Athens, Ga. native was CSU's top finisher at the season-opening Buccaneer Open and the Charleston Classic in helping the Bucs take the team title at both events. Wilson claimed top individual honors at the Charleston Classic and was recognized as the Big South's Male Runner of the Week for his efforts.
The duo of Trevor Dominy and Jaymee Domoney have been up near the top with Wilson in most events this season. Dominy posted his first collegiate top-three individual finish at the Buccaneer Open and added a fourth-place result at the Charleston Classic. Domoney was fifth in the Buccaneer Open and second at the Charleston Classic to highlight his sophomore regular season.
The experienced duo of Andrew Akright and Matt Inman have also provided key leadership among the Buccaneers' roster. Akright has scored in each event this season. Inman was CSU's top finisher at the Penn State National Open and has also been among the top five for CSU in multiple races on the year.
The Buccaneers have not been in a meet featuring a Big South opponent this season.