The Volunteer cross country squad claimed its third victory in four events

as the Tennesseans won the Furman Invitational in Greenville, S.C., on

Saturday morning. The Vols beat out the 19-team field with a 42-point

effort in muggy conditions that slowed down the pace of the race.

"Winning was important for us," cross country Head Coach George Watts said.

"We beat a pretty good Wake Forest team. The race was a good tune-up for

next week's Tennessee Intercollegiates in Nashville. That will help us

determine our eight guys for the SEC Championships held on the same course.

We had a strong, tight pack this weekend. We also improved our five-man

spread."

For team scoring purposes, unattached individuals are dropped from the

scoring formula. The Tennessee individuals in actual order of finish

(including unattached individuals) follow. The Volunteers placed seven

runners in the top 25. Life College's Silah Misoi won the event with a

24:31.

Senior captain Anthony Famiglietti led the Tennessee contingent with a

second-place time of 24:52 to best all but one of the 185-runner field.

Senior Jon Jamison followed with a time of 25:37 to place eighth. Senior

Brad Leach finished 10th with a 25:42. Freshman Ryan Clark contributed an

18th place, 26:03 to post his collegiate best performance. Jason Steed

earned a 19th-place time of 26:04. Sophomore Eric Bell finished 23rd with a

26:08. Freshman Robert Cloutier rounded out the Tennessee top 25 finishes

with a 26:17 to post his best 8K effort of the season.