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App State men, women harriers take 1st, 2nd team titles in Firetower Project event

Ethan Lipham wins the 2022 Firetower Project collegiate men’s division cross country race at the State Farm Intramural Fields on Sept. 16.

BOONE, N.C. – Freshman Ethan Lipham clinched first in the men’s 8K and led the App State men’s cross country team to a first place finish with 20 points at the Firetower Project Run on Friday. Five Mountaineer men landed in the top-10. The women’s squad secured second in the team standings with a score of 71 and four runners finished in the top-20.

Photo by David Rogers

Garnering gold in the men’s race, Lipham clocked a personal-best 8K time of 25:19.13. Following close behind was junior Oliver Wilson-Cook, who secured silver with a time of 25:24.45. Junior Dwayne Lillie took fourth (25:37.51), and sophomores Calbert Guest and Chase Burrell placed sixtr.h (25:46.47) and seventh (25:47.14), respectively.

Molly Jones of Coastal Carolina captured the collegiate women’s title in the Firetower Project cross country race on Sept. 16. Photo by David Rogers


  1. Ethan Lipham, App State (Fr.), 25:19.13
  2. Oliver Wilson-Cook, App State (Jr.), 25:24.45
  3. Maddon Muhammad, Charlotte (Fr.), 25:32.30
  4. Dwayne Lillie, App State (Jr.), 25:37.51
  5. Austin Mathews, East Carolina (Soph.), 25:40.82
  6. h.Calbert Gues, App State (Soph.), 25:46.47
  7. Chase Burrell, App State (Soph.), 25:47.14
  8. Daniel Vo, Charlotte (Jr.), 25:50.33
  9. Bryce Anderson, Charlotte (Fr.), 25:51.03
  10. Chase Osborne, East Carolina (Jr.), 25:55.21


  1. Appalachian State (20)
  2. Charlotte (50)
  3. East Carolina (73)
  4. Montreat (104)
  5. UNC Greensboro (129)
  6. USC-Upstate (172)
  7. Charleston (232)
  8. Bob Jones (265)
  9. King (266)
  10. Coastal Carolina (272)
The App State men’s harriers dominated the collegiate men’s division of the Firetower Project on Sept. 16. Photo by David Rogers

Women’s Race

In the women’s race, sophomore Linnea Maynard was the first Mountaineer to cross the finish line, clocking a personal best 5K time of 17:58.58 to place eighth. Fellow sophomore Karsyn Kane was next across the line, stopping the clock at 18:18.45 to place 13th. Senior Lila Peters followed close behind, placing 14th with a time of 18:19.72. Sophomore Annie Amundsen rounded out the top-20 for the Mountaineers, placing 17th overall (18:28.47, PR).


  1. Molly Jones, Coastal Carolina (Jr.), 17:26.82
  2. Alina Rovnak, Charlotte (Jr.), 17:42.79
  3. Lauren Johnston, Charlotte (Soph.), 17:42.87
  4. Jessie Connick, Charlotte Soph.), 17:54.15
  5. Alyssa Zack, East Carolina (Jr.), 17:57.27
  6. Emma Fredericks, Charlotte (Soph.), 17:57.92
  7. Jade Martin, Charlotte (Jr.), 17:58.43
  8. Linnea Maynard, App State (Soph.), 17:58.58
  9. Jenna Newman, Charlotte (Jr.), 18:00.27
  10. Sophia Brown, Charleston (Soph.), 18:00.63


  1. Charlotte (22)
  2. Appalachian State (71)
  3. Charleston (115)
  4. Coastal Carolina (130)
  5. Montreat (145)
  6. East Carolina (150)
  7. UNC Greensboro (170)
  8. King (184)
  9. USC Upstate (247)
  10. Bob Jones (274)

The Mountaineers will head to Louisville, Ky. for the Live in Lou Cross Country Classic on Oct. 1.