HANCEVILLE, ALA. — Wallace State’s cross country teams competed at the Montevallo Falcon Classic over the weekend, completing their third meet of the spring.

Freshman Eli Wilhite continued to impress. He placed first among Wallace State runners with a 26:46 in the Falcon Classic 8K (45th overall).

Tanner King came in second for Wallace State and 55th overall with a 27:06, and sophomore Victor Bravo finished with a 27:59 (84th overall).

Rounding out the field for the Lions were Hamza Abusammour (28:43), Alex Leary (29:34), Jacob Guthrie (30:53), Drake Patton (31:27), Brennan Wink (32:21) and Linsday Kolter (32:36).

Wallace State finished in the middle of the pack, placing 15th among 25 teams. The Lions had the best team mark among community college participating.

Florida A&M won the Falcon Classic, followed by Lee University (Tenn.) and Mississippi State.

 Women’s results

For the Wallace State women, Tatiana Padgett placed first for the college, registering a 21:57 in the 5K.

Jacqueline Serrano had the next best finish for Wallace State with a 22:46.

Rounding out the Lady Lions’ field were Taylor Barkley (23:26), Makala Worrell (23:59), Marlena Morales (25:09), Alexandra Holt (26:23) and Miriam Smith (30:11).

As a group, Wallace State outlasted Birmingham-Southern, West Alabama and West Georgia.

The next meet for both Wallace State teams is the Sept. 29 Jacksonville State Foothills Invitational at Oxford.

 Wallace State volleyball returns from New York

After playing the first three weeks of the season on the road, Wallace State’s 19th-ranked volleyball team welcomes Southern Union to Tom Drake Coliseum on Wednesday for the home opener.

Wallace State (10-5, 3-0 Alabama Community College Conference) hosts the Bison at 5 p.m. and Martin Methodist’s JV following the conference tilt.

The Lions are back home after a trip to New York over the weekend, where they competed in the Monroe College Tournament. Wallace State dropped matches to Hillsborough College (21-25, 28-26, 25-20, 25-15), Monroe College (25-20, 14-25, 25-12, 25-19, 10-15), College of Southern Idaho (12-25, 10-25, 25-22, 15-25) and Snow College (17-25, 20-25, 22-25).

In New York, sophomore McKenzie Boland finished the four matches with 92 assists, 21 digs and five kills, while freshman Alexis Snow racked up 71 digs. Lexie Riggins had 24 kills and eight digs, Madison Rhodes finished with 42 assists and 21 digs and Maya Jones contributed 15 kills and seven digs.

Karmahn Hall had 46 digs for Wallace State, Kayla Thomas had 23 digs, Courtlyn Barber finished with 18 digs and 10 kills and Karlee Hale added 19 kills and six digs.

Wallace State plays six of its next seven matches at home.

For more information about Wallace State athletics, visit www.athletics.wallacestate.edu or the athletics Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Wallace-State-Community-College-Athletics-238544719506181/

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