Spartans Set 11 Personal Bests at Pirate Invitational

Spartans Set 11 Personal Bests at Pirate Invitational

Men's Results

Women's Results

Grimesland, N.C. – In their final tune-up before the ASUN Championships, the USC Upstate cross country teams saw 11 new personal bests including two times that rank in the top-10 in program history at their specific distance. 

The men's team finished in sixth place while the women's team finished in seventh place.


  • Dorian Jones finished with a new personal best time of 25:19.41. Jones' time is the fifth-fastest time in school history at the 8K distance.
  • Marcy Bradshaw continued her strong freshman season as she finished her first collegiate 6K race with a time of 23:18.79. Bradshaw holds the eighth-fastest time in school history at that distance.
  • The women finished with a team average time of 24:17.90 while the men finished with an average time of 26:30.92.
  • Bradshaw, Kelsey Warren, Fatima Pedroza and Mia Davis each finished with a new personal best for the women's team. On the men's side, Jones, Jacob Coccia, Jared Coccia, Roman Mealing, Marcus Miles, Cory Tate and Derek Schumacher finished with their fastest times.
  • Bakri Abushouk of East Carolina was the individual winner of the men's race. Duke was the top finishing team, edging East Carolina by one point.
  • East Carolina's Grace Sullivan finished in first place in the women's race. College of Charleston was the team winner.

Upstate Women's Results (6K)

25:  Marcy Bradshaw – 23:18.79

39:  Kelsey Warren – 24:16.92

41:  Shamia Thompson – 24:34.42

42:  Mia Davis – 24:34.62

46:  Fatima Pedroza – 24:44.73

49:  Alicia Chavez – 25:11.24

52:  Leah Jostes – 25:25.78

55:  Krysta Pierstorff – 25:42.96


Upstate Men's Results (8K)

16:  Dorian Jones- 25:51.20

44:  Jacob Coccia – 26:21.12

53:  Roman Mealing – 26:46.89

61:  Jared Coccia – 26:59.03

63:  Abraham Hernandez – 27:08.13

70:  Marcus Miles – 27:27.79

73:  Ereck Lewis – 27:42.77

80:  Cory Tate – 27:56.94

85:  Derek Schumacher – 28:44.77


Up Next

  • Upstate will run at the ASUN Championship in Kennesaw, Ga. on Oct. 28.

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