TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Following solid regular season races from two of Jacksonville's own, Jeremy McDermet and Alex Turnock were selected to represent Jacksonville University's men's cross country team at the 2016 NCAA Division I South Regional Championship, hosted by Florida State, Friday morning.
Both natives of the River City, it was a passing of the torch as McDermet, a senior, closed out his cross country career at the championship, while it was freshman Turnock's first trip to the meet.
"Jeremy and Alex competed hard," said Head Coach Ronald Grigg, Jr. "I'm proud of their season."
McDermet finished the 10K race in 34:54.4, while Turnock crossed the line in 36:12.2.
Throughout the season, the duo was consistently JU's top runners, as Tunock was the first Dolphin to finish in three out of the four races JU participated in prior to the NCAA South Regional Championship. The other race was led by McDermet.
Mississippi earned the championship's top place, while Middle Tennessee State's Jacob Choge was the first individual to cross the line.