HARTSVILLE, S.C. - The Coker College men's cross country team was voted No. 11 in the South Atlantic Conference preseason coaches' poll, the league office announced today.
In 2012, Coker placed seventh at the Conference Carolinas championship. The Cobras will begin their first season of competition inside the SAC this season. They are led by second-year coach Vic Finora.
Coker returns two of its top runners from last season in junior Dylan Bates and sophomore Tom Sizeland. Finora added five newcomers for this season, including junior transfer Nick Mascardo; freshmen Fabian Hardy, Patrick Tyler and Tre' Williams; and senior Britian Tomlinson.
Coker's 2013-14 campaign begins Sept. 6 at the Catawba College Invitational.
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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.