Two top-10 finishes for cross country at UALR Invite
Sept. 10, 2010
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The men and women’s cross country squads for the U of M each had a runner finish top-10 at the UALR Invite, Friday, in a match that gave the young squad a good measuring stick for their progress at this point in the season.
Freshman Jenny Johnston finished fourth for the Lady Tigers at a 19:25.22 mark, just over a minute behind Arkansas State’s Kristina Aubert for the victory. Sophomore Louisa Lingley was 16th, with a 20:03.56 mark.
Though there was no team score in this event, three other performers rounded out a strong five for Memphis. Junior Jasmine Darden was 23rd overall, with a 20:37.46 mark. Newcomers Meagan Nichols (26th, 20:48.34) and Nandia Taylor (31st, 21:05.96) rounded out the top-five for Memphis.
Freshman James Maglasang led the Tigers with a top-15 run for the second consecutive week, finishing 10th with a 15:46.57 mark, and is fast becoming the strongest link of the Memphis men’s runners.
Converted middle distance runners Robert Skinner (32nd, 17:12.50) and Guy Hudson (36th, 17:18.67) were the next two finishers for Memphis and are showing flashes of becoming accomplished distance runners.
Freshman Darrik Turner (40th, 17:29.59) and senior Joe Coneo (45th, 17:44.10) were the other two top-five runners for the Tigers.
The Tiger runners will have a week off next week before two meets in a row in the Memphis area, first at the Memphis Twilight, Sept. 25, followed by the Rhodes Invitational on Oct. 2.