Memphis Men Take Fourth at C-USA Cross Country Championship
Oct. 29, 2012
Hattiesburg, Miss. -University of Memphis cross country squads took to the trail for the final time at the Conference USA Championship, on Monday. The men's team took a program-best 4th-place overall, with the women finishing 10th.
The men's fourth-place finish was their highest ever at the C-USA Cross Country Championship. The squad had never finished inside the top-five, recording a program best of sixth place three times (1998, 2001, and 2011). Tulsa won the men's title, with UTEP and Rice finishing second and third overall.
James Maglasang (25:02.70) and Daniel Kuhman (25:10.20) were the top-two finishers for the Tigers, receiving All-C-USA honors with 13th and 14th-place finishes. Julien Wolf (25:38.10, 22nd), Austin Carter (25:48.90, 27th) and Aiden Galasso (25.55.40, 30th) all placed in the top-30.
Louisa Lingley (18:09.50, 29th) and Nandia Taylor (18:28.20, 37th) were the top-two finishers for the women in their 10th-place finish. Jenny Johnson (18:38.10, 43rd), Alisha Fitch (19:20.00, 59th) and Meagan Nichols (19:29.90, 64th) all finished in the top-65. Taylor Kriha (20:25.80) and Jessica Tatum (20:49.20) each finished 82nd and 85th respectively.
After a two week break, Tigers will next eye the NCAA South Regional Championship set for November 9, in Tallahassee, Fla. For more information on the University of Memphis cross country program and all Tigers-athletics please visit GoTigersGo.com.