Nemeth Takes Victory at SEMO Invitational
Oct. 24, 2004
Cape Girardeau, Mo.---Memphis senior Mate Nemeth took the victory in the men's race at the SEMO Invitational cross country meet on Saturday, while the U of M team finished second behind host Southeast Missouri. Nemeth, who has excelled in distance events in track, grabbed his first career cross country title, covering the 5k course in a time of 16 minutes, 17 seconds.
Sophomore, Michael Mentz also had a solid race for U of M, placing third overall with a time of 16:29. Abraham Shaposhnik finished 11th overall in a time of 17:39, while Gary Nemeth was 26th in 21:18 and Jason Morgan was 29th in 23:06 to round out the scoring for Memphis.
The SEMO Invitational proved to be a good final tune-up for the men's cross country squad as they prepare for Conference USA Championships Saturday, October 30, in Chicago, Ill. The C-USA meet will be hosted by Depaul University at Palos Hills Forest Preserve, with the men's race at a distance of 8 kilometers and beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The Memphis women's cross country team will also compete in the C-USA, with their 6k race beginning at 10:30 a.m..