Cross Country Finishes Successful Day at Rhodes Invitational
Sept. 30, 2006
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis men's and women's cross country teams both had successful days at the Rhodes Inviational with a pair of Tiger sophomores setting new personal best times in the men's 8k run.
While the Lady Tigers and Tigers finished fifth and sixth respectively, individual times were improved and Memphis cross country coach Mike Power was pleased with the progress his squad made.
"We had a great week of practice, and I was really excited going into today's meet," said Power. "I'm really proud of the way the kids came out and ran today. Hopefully, we can continue to improve more each week."
Juan Arboleda led all of the Memphis men, running a 28:11 and finishing 14th. He was immediately followed by Geoff Standen, who came in 15th with a time of 28:16. The times were personal bests for both of runners.
Senior Avi Shaposhnik finished 28th and posted a time of 29:29. Sam James and Nick Bussey rounded out the Tigers, finishing 49th and 54th respectively.
On the women's side Emily Malinowski once again posted the top time for Memphis. The sophomore turned in a fourth place finish and a time of 19:22 in the women's 5k. Senior Mary Claire Dake was the second Lady Tiger across the finish line. The Knoxville native finished 12th overall and posted a 20:06.
Memphis will stay close to home again next weekend when it competes in the Memphis Twilight Meet hosted by Christian Brothers University at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex.