Memphis Takes Seventh at the American Cross Country Championship
Nov. 2, 2013
MADISON, Conn.-University of Memphis cross country squads ran at the inaugural American Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship, on Saturday. The men's squad placed third (77 points), with the women taking seventh (173 points) overall.
The Memphis men's top seven runners all clocked a time less than 25 minutes on the 8K course. Senior James Maglasang and junior Dan Kuhman were the top-two finishers with Maglasang taking third (23:32.03) and Kuhman finishing 11th (24:02.56). Each earned All-American Athletic Conference honors for their top-15 performances
Louisville (28 points) took the American Men's Cross Country Championship, with Cincinnati (75) taking second. The field included eight teams with a total of 67 runners.
The Memphis women ran a strong race on the 6K course. Freshman Martina Rodriguez was the top Tigers-runner taking 15th in a time of 21:27.01 earning All-American Conference honors.
Jenny Johnston (32nd, 22:25.43), Alisha Fitch (33rd, 22:28.90), Nandia Taylor (43rd, 23:09.04), Meagan Nichols (50th, 23:39.51), Taylor Kriha (51st, 23:52.99) and Claire Cash (56th, 24:09.91) rounded out the Memphis women's top-seven.
SMU (29 points) took the American Women's Cross Country Championship, with Louisville (61 points) placing second. The field included 10 teams with a total of 75 runners on the course.
The Tigers will return to action on November 15, at the NCAA South Regional Championship in Tuscaloosa, Ala. For more information on the University of Memphis track & field/cross country program and all Tigers athletics please visit GoTigersGo.com.