Memphis Readies for the American Cross Country Championship
Nov. 1, 2013
MADISON, Conn. -University of Memphis cross country squads will run in the inaugural American Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship hosted by UCONN at Hammonsset Beach State Park, on Saturday. The men’s team will take to the 8K course at 10:00 a.m. (CT) with the women to follow on the 6K course at 10:50 a.m. (CT).
This season the men’s team, led by senior James Maglasang and junior Dan Kuhman, has posted three top-10 team finishes. The men took home a team win at the Rhodes College Invitational (9/28), their third-straight victory at the annual event. Kuhman has notched three top-five finishes through four races, with Maglasang posting one top-10 and one top-five.
On the women’s side, Memphis continues to improve as the season progresses led by seniors Jenny Johnston, Alisha Fitch, Meagan Nichols and Nandia Taylor. The ladies have scored two top-10 team finishes through four races, with their season-best being third at the Rhodes College Invitational.
The women have also gotten boost from freshman Martina Rodriguez. Rodriguez, an Olot, Spain native, has been the top-individual finisher for the ladies in each race with her best finish of sixth coming at the Rhodes College Invitational.
For the first time the conference will be producing a live video stream from the championship. You can access the live stream via any computer, tablet or mobile device at www.TheAmerican.org/XC. Results for the event will be posted on GoTigersGo.com as they are made available.
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In the Women's White 6K, Martina Rodriguez (73rd, 22:24.29) and Jenny Johnston (90th, 22:38.95) were the top-two finishers for the Lady Tigers. Alisha Fitch (155th, 23:21.63), Nandia Taylor (168th, 23:30.47), Meagan Nichols (173rd, 23:37.21), Taylor Kriha (215th, 24:44.24) and Lauren Berry (224th, 25:42.70) rounded out Memphis' top-seven.
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