Tigers' Cross Country Team Finishes First Meet of '08 Friday Night
Aug. 30, 2008
Russellville, Ark. - Friday night, Arkansas Tech hosted their Twilight Invitational in Russellville, Ark. The race format was slightly different than a regular cross-country meet. The women ran a shorter, 2 mile version starting at 6:30 p.m. and the men ran a 4 mile course at 7:00 p.m.
On the women's side, Emily Malinowski was the top finisher, placing 20th for the Lady Tigers running a 12:58 in the two-mile run. Distance coach Toby Reep was pleased with the effort from both the men's and women's cross country team.
"We have only had four days together as a team," said Reep. "The result was pretty good. We still have lots of work to do and much to improve on, but I was satisfied with the full effort we gave. We just have to go to back to work this week and prepare for the next meet.
Both teams have two weeks to train before their next race, the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic on September 13th.
Women's Team Scores 1. Arkansas-Little Rock 39 2. Arkansas Tech 59 3. Arkansas State 60 4. Hendrix 104 5. Central Arkansas 113 6. Memphis 152 7. Henderson State 169 8. Arkansas-Monticello 239 9. Ozarks 256 Men's Team Scores 1. Arkansas-Little Rock 25 2. Central Arkansas 68 3. Memphis 79 4. Ozarks 131 5. Arkansas State 133 5. Henderson State 133 7. Hendrix 136