Memphis Cross Country Runs at Indiana State Pre-Nationals
Oct. 19, 2013
TERRE HAUTE, Ind.-Memphis cross country squads took to the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course for the Indiana State Pre-National Invitational, on Saturday. The men's team (1206 points) finished 51st in the Blue 8K race with the women (654 points) taking 30th in the White 6K race.
In the Men's Blue 8K, James Maglasang (108th, 24:41.09) and Daniel Kuhman (152nd, 24:57.99) were the top-two finishers for the Tigers. Fabian Fiege (290th, 25:49.82), Aidan Galasso (326th, 26:25.05), Julien Wolf (330th, 26:28.18), Stephen Tankersley (341st, 26:37.62) and Drew Austell (345th, 26:45.03) rounded out Memphis' top seven.
No. 2 Colorado (90 points) took first in the Men's Blue 8K with No.4 Oregon (113 points) and No. 18 Iona (126 points) placing second and third respectively. The race featured 52 teams with 359 runners.
In the Women's White 6K, Martina Rodriguez (73rd, 22:24.29) and Jenny Johnston (90th, 22:38.95) were the top-two finishers for the Lady Tigers. Alisha Fitch (155th, 23:21.63), Nandia Taylor (168th, 23:30.47), Meagan Nichols (173rd, 23:37.21), Taylor Kriha (215th, 24:44.24) and Lauren Berry (224th, 25:42.70) rounded out Memphis' top-seven.
California (105 points) took first in the Women's White 6K with Virginia Tech (107 points) and Xavier (184 points) placing second and third respectively. The race featured 35 teams and 227 runners.
The Tigers return to action at the inaugural American Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship set for Nov. 2 in Storrs, Conn. For more information on the University of Memphis track & field/cross country program and all Tigers athletics, please visit GoTigersGo.com.