Walls excelled at a distance that men rarely compete at in the collegiate level. Walls completed the three loops around the UNCW recreation and athletic fields that measured 6,000-meters in 20:02.86. Walls finished 13th out of 79 entrants, which marked his seventh career top-20 finish in a Royal Blue and White uniform.
“The men's team tried to use this as an opportunity to match up against some faster Division I runners since 6k can be an awkward distance to race for guys,” said Micheal Coggins, SAPC first year head coach. “We only ran four guys, but everyone is right on pace with building towards success later this season.”
A pair of fellow senior classmates followed Walls to the finish line. Josh Pickett captured 30th place with at time of 21:31.07. Tommy Wilson also finished in the upper half of the field by completing the endurance race in 21:58.27, which was good for 38th overall.
Pickett and Wilson claimed the ninth and 13th overall position, respectively, out of non-DI or unattached harriers.
Freshman Caleb Mitcler concluded competition for the Knights, crossing the finish line in his first collegiate race in 26:09.97.