Cross Country Completes Season at C-USA Championships
Oct. 28, 2006
GREENVILLE, N.C. - The Tiger and Lady Tiger cross-country teams finished their season on a sloppy course Saturday at the C-USA Championships in Greenville, N.C. with the squads taking eighth and 10th place finishes respectively.
"Unfortunately, it was a bit of a disappointing day today," said Memphis cross-country coach Mike Power. "The course was really wet and there the conditions were very tough. We just weren't able to really run our race today."
A steady downpour in the 24 hours leading up to the meet turned the course at Windy Lake into a muddy mess, slowing times considerably. UTEP successfully defended its men's title while UAB came away with the women's crown.
Memphis sophomore Emily Malinowski took the top time of any Lady Tigers with a 19:42 and a 35th place overall finish. The men's team was led by sophomore Geoff Standen, who finished 47th overall with a 28:26 in the men's 8k.
Dake finished in 37th with a 19:44 while McMahon and McVeigh came in 59th and 77th respectively. Eryka Morris rounded out the Lady Tiger runners with an 83rd place finish.
Shaposhnik was the second Memphis men's runner to finish, coming in at 29:17. Sophomore Juan Arboleda finished just two seconds behind with a 29:19. Nick Bussey and Sam James finished 57th and 60th respectively.
"I'm proud of all of our athletes for the effort they put in this season," said Power. "They really worked hard and improved all year. Now we are looking forward to the beginning of the indoor season."
The Memphis track team will open its indoor season Dec. 3 at Arkansas State Early Bird in Jonesboro, Ark.