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With first-place finishes by Christian Noble and Chloe Flora, Lee University won both team championships at the Gulf South Conference cross country meet Saturday in Clinton, Mississippi. The Lady Flames won the 12-team 5-kilometer race with 46 points to 65 for runner-up Alabama-Huntsville, and the Flames won the men's 8k with 49 points to 56 for Mississippi College and 63 for Alabama-Huntsville. In addition to Flora's win in 17:38.42, Amy Carpenter was fourth, Charlee Boxall 10th, Becca Umbarger 12th and Logan Hernandez 20th (19th in points). Noble's 24:51.18 was nearly 21 seconds faster than the second-place man, and Lee's Caleb Eagleson and Jared Herzog were eighth and ninth with Casey Guthery 13th, Dawson Reed 18th and Ben Tabor 20th.

* Romeo Blackburn was sixth and first-team all-conference in leading Tennessee Wesleyan University's men to fourth place in the Appalachian Athletic Conference 8k Saturday in Canton, Georgia. The Bulldogs' Antonio Alejos and Cody Demalavez were 23rd and 25th, and Cameron Luksich (30th) and Jacob Bolt (31st) made the all-freshman team. TWU was third in the 5k with Rachel Gallison, Rosa Cisneros, Bree Bogucki and Hailey Polillo 18th, 19th, 21st and 25th. Bryan College was eighth out of 12 men's teams and 10th out of 14 women's teams, led by Jackson Hughes (35th) and Sarah Welch (28th). Franklin County graduates Eric Shull and Ethan Pfister and Soddy-Daisy's Cory Aulich finished 17th, 24th and 26th as the fifth, sixth and seventh fastest for Milligan's second-place men.

* Dalton State was third out of 10 teams in the Southern States Athletic Conference women's 5k Saturday in Danville, Alabama, with Rachel Ward and Kay Vradenburgh eighth and ninth individually and Hayley Hight, Sabrina Young and Alexandria Gass 17th, 19th and 25th.

Tennis

* The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women wrapped up their Chattanooga Fall Invitational by winning six of 10 matches Sunday at McCallie School. Delaney Edwards won in Singles 2 and Emma Van Hee in Singles 5, both against Jacksonville State players, and they teamed up for a Doubles 1 win against a UT-Martin duo. Polina Goloputova and Caroline Hall won in Doubles 3 against UT-Martin, and UTC's other singles winners against Jacksonville State were Bogdana Zaporozhets in Singles 3 and Anna Didkovskaya in Singles 7.

Wrestling

* The UTC wrestling team made its competitive debut under coach Kyle Ruschell on Sunday, and the Mocs came away with nine top-six finishes at Virginia Tech's Hokie Open. Four of UTC's medalists were in the open division, with sophomore Fabian Gutierrez pinning senior Alonzo Allen in the 125-pound final and Rodney Jones (197) and Connor Tolley (285) each placing sixth. In the freshman/sophomore division, UTC's Ryan Resnick (157) and Ben Stacey (197) were third, with Davion Fairley (141) and Mason Wallace (149) fifth and Aiden Murphy (141) sixth. "Our guys did a good job competing today," Ruschell said in a UTC release. "They prepared well, and we had some good results." The Mocs return to competition next Sunday with their home opener, a 2 p.m. dual against No. 21 North Carolina at Maclellan Gym.

Soccer

* Sixth-seeded Dalton State advanced Saturday to the semifinals of the SSAC men's tournament after a two-overtime 0-0 draw at No. 3 seed Florida College. The Roadrunners (7-9-2) prevailed 5-4 in penalty kicks and will face No. 2 seed Bethel at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Montgomery, Alabama. Dalton State led 13-8 in shots and 6-1 in corner kicks and got four saves from Samuel Fraire.

Basketball

* Tennessee Wesleyan's men are 3-1 after Saturday's 103-74 home win over Fisk in which Q.D. Cox scored 19 points. Djimon Wilson added 13 plus five steals, Ty Patterson had 12 points and nine rebounds and Jalen Oliver had 10 points and six assists.

* Cleveland State's men followed a 74-73 season-opening loss Friday to Gordon State with a 65-61 win Saturday over South Georgia Tech, both at Roane State. Delaino Walker totaled 40 points and 14 rebounds in the two games, while Jonathon King scored 18 points in the loss and Domont'a Wright had 12 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots in the win.

* The Georgia Northwestern teams opened their seasons Saturday at Southern Crescent Tech with a 75-42 women's loss and a 99-51 men's loss. Abby Dalton scored 18 points for the Lady Bobcats, while Tori Harvey tallied 10 and matched Jerriale Jackson with eight rebounds. J.T. Langford led the Bobcats with 14 points, Kannen Derryberry and Jeremy Wilson adding nine and eight. For the women's home opener at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Rossville Athletic Center against Dalton State's club team, a nonperishable food item will be good for free admission.

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