Cross Country: Weekend Recap

first_img“This is a great start to the season,” said Chapoton. “I hope that we can see this as a flashpoint of things to come.” Up next for SFA is a trip to Houston, competing in the Rice Invitational on Friday, September 12th.- Return to top – For the Sam Houston men, Grant Buley was the top finisher with a seventh place 10:07.Other Bearkat marks included Ryan Saam (10:10) eighth, Evan Arambule (10:14) ninth, Logan Terry (10:16) 11th and J. T. Bounds (10:41) 20th.- Return to top – Sam Houston State at HBU/Sam Houston/Houston Double Duals at MacGregor ParkHOUSTON, Texas – Both the Sam Houston men’s and women’s cross country teams competed with the University of Houston and Houston Baptist in the Husky Invitational double dual meet at MacGregor Park in the Bayou city Friday afternoon. “This event was good for us,” said head coach Sean Brady. “It’s always good to see conference opponents early on and let them know that we mean business.” Justine Franklin and Rachael Davee completed the event in 41:30.0 to place 14th. Houston Baptist hosts HBU/Sam Houston/Houston Double Duals at MacGregor ParkHOUSTON, Texas – Juan Fraga finished third overall and helped the HBU men to a dual meet victory over Sam Houston State Friday in the HBU/Houston/Sam Houston Double Duals cross country season-opener at MacGregor Park. Running in a weather-shortened two-mile race, the sophomore from Aldine MacArthur clocked 10:01 to take third behind a pair of UH runners as the Huskies beat Sam Houston 22-35 and were edged by UH, 26-29.Jeremy Lewis was fifth at 10:04, and freshman Enrique Perez ran a strong debut effort to finish two seconds behind Lewis in sixth. The other scorers for HBU’s men were Oscar Garcia, who was 10th overall at 10:15, and freshman Daniel Shelton, who took 12th at 10:17.HBU’s women dropped both duals, 15-40 to Sam Houston and 16-40 to UH. Carolyn McClanahan was the top finisher for the Huskies in 10th, finishing with a time of 12:31. Gabriela Busquet, the team’s top finisher at the 2013 Southland Conference championship meet, was 12th at 12:43, and freshman Arielle Price (13th/12:54) and Stephanie Aguilar (14th/13:11) were the next across the line. Katie Haring rounded out the scoring in 16th at 13:28.Next on the schedule for the Huskies is the Rice Invitational on Sept. 12.- Return to top – Southeastern cross country will return to New Orleans on September 6th to compete in the Louisiana Army/National Guard/ROTC Wolfpack Invitational, hosted by Loyola.- Return to top – The men finished their night with score of 23-32, taking three of the top-five spots. Sophomore Edgar Martinez placed first in the 8k with a time of 15:25. Cesar Gonzalez (15:39) and newcomer Logan Pittdman (15:39) rounded out the top-five. Freshmen Jordan Wright (15:45) and Stephen Galli (15:48) finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in their first collegiate race. “Pan -American did a remarkable job with everything that went on. It was a miracle we even raced,” said head coach Shawn Flanagan. “When we drove up to the golf course water was at the door of the bus.” McNeese State hosts McNeese 6k RelaysLAKE CHARLES, La. – Newcomers came up big for McNeese at the annual running of the McNeese Cross Country Relay on Friday evening as Enok Bor posted the fastest time of all the men runners in his run and Cowgirl newcomer Rhian Dawes posted the best McNeese time. Bor, a native of Kenya, ran a time of 12:42 in the 4k race on the McNeese A team to lead all runners while teammate Ryan Holroyd, running with the McNeese B squad, closely followed with a split of 12:44.  Holroyd teamed with Nathan Jones to clock a total time of 25:10.71 to take first in the 17-team, 8k race. Southeastern Louisiana at UNO RelaysNew Orleans, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana University men’s and women’s cross country teams returned to Hammond with a pair of first place finishes after competing in the UNO Relays on Friday. Both McNeese teams will be back in action on September 12 when they take part in the Rice Invitational.- Return to top – “The relay lets us position runners to help them get accustomed to either running from ahead of the pack or running from behind,” said head coach Brendon Gilroy.  “It really prepares them better for full races. “I thought our guys did a really good job today. Obviously we had a good showing from Ryan (Holroyd) and Enok (Bor), but I thought Fisher (Hamilton) and Enrique (Soto) ran really well on the men’s side.  On the women’s side, both Gemma and Rhian had a nice showing.” Cori Storms clocked the Cowgirls’ third-fastest time at 11:01 followed by transfer and Lake Charles native Sara Booth who ran an 11:03 as did Alison Smegal. Bridge and Dawes, both transfers, teamed to give the Cowgirls an eighth place finish, the team’s highest mark of the day. Bridge ran a 10:54 on the first leg only to be beaten out by Dawes, who ran a 10:42 for the fastest time of the event for the Cowgirls. On the women’s side, the freshmen duo of Clarissa Smith and Celia Zaeringer finished with the event’s fastest combined time (25:38.50). Katie Neill and Jennifer Ernst teamed up for a fifth place finish (30:11.75), while newcomers Ivy Ainsworth and Haley Gregoire came in tenth (33:06.41). The LSU B team made up of Morgan Schuetz and Andria Augilar won the women’s event with a combined time of 19:52.58. For the men, junior Harry Wiggins and sophomore Andrew Brouilliette took first with a combined time of twenty-six minutes, 42.47 seconds. Finishing close behind in second were freshmen Isaiah Gilbert and Michael Perez (26:47.88). Freshman Trey Capello and junior Joseph Edwards placed fourth (27:39.38), while sophomore Stephen Cassingham and senior Tyler Waggenspack came in sixth (27:55.84) Ana Moreno, Olivia Olguin and Nicole Aponte were the Bearkat women’s top three performers, placing second, third and fourth in the individual standings. Moreno ran the two-mile course in 11:48, Olguin in 11:52 and Aponte in 11:54. Under the leadership of volunteer assistant coach Brandon Chapoton, Southeastern recorded impressive times from upperclassmen and newcomers alike. Southeastern cross country will return to New Orleans on September 6th to compete in the Louisiana Army/National Guard/ROTC Wolfpack Invitational, hosted by Loyola.- Return to top – On the women’s side, LSU took the first two places followed by Louisiana-Lafayette in the next two spots, Northwestern State in fifth, LSU sixth, ULL seventh and McNeese eighth.  The Cowgirls also finished 10th, 12th, 14th and 17th.  New Orleans hosts UNO RelaysNicholls at UNO RelaysNew Orleans, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana University men’s and women’s cross country teams returned to Hammond with a pair of first place finishes after competing in the UNO Relays on Friday. The Lions and Lady Lions were slated against Nicholls, UNO, and Southern in the event at Lake Oaks Park. Each team had three pairs of runners comprise a relay tandem and their respective finishes combined for the team score with first place earning one point, second place receiving two points, etc. UIW hosts Alamo City Opener Cassidy Allen (12:08) was sixth and Nina Gonzales (12:29) placed ninth to round out Bearkat finishes in the top 10. On the women’s side, the freshmen duo of Clarissa Smith and Celia Zaeringer finished with the event’s fastest combined time (25:38.50). Katie Neill and Jennifer Ernst teamed up for a fifth place finish (30:11.75), while newcomers Ivy Ainsworth and Haley Gregoire came in tenth (33:06.41). The race, which was structured so that each athlete would run 6,300 meters overall in 2,100-meter relay legs, also featured duos from Texas A&M and Stephen F. Austin. Becker and Riker combined to finish the 12,600-meter course in 37:05.3, which trailed the winning pair from Texas A&M by 26.3 seconds. On the men’s side, competing in the 12.6 kilometer relay, SFA was led by the duo of Connor McClain and Topper Markham as the two posted a time of 40:13.1. Kaleb Vasquez and Colby McCune finished second among the Lumberjack runners with a combined time of 40:40.1 with Sam Wallace and John Shirk running a 41:01.9, finishing eighth overall. Northwestern’s  first team-scored meet will take place Sept. 12 at Houston. Lamar at Aggie OpenerCOLLEGE STATION , Texas – Friday night’s cross country relay gave coach Darren Gauson a chance to see a number of his newcomers in action, and the German contingent of Jan Lukas Becker and Tobias Riker probably stood out among the pack as they placed second in men’s race at the Texas A&M Aggie Opener. “This is a great start to the season,” said Chapoton. “I hope that we can see this as a flashpoint of things to come.” Texas A&M swept both the men and women titles, recording a perfect six points on the women’s side while tallying nine points on the men. Lamar placed second in both events, finishing with 15 points for the men and 18 for the women. NSU has six more competitions this fall, including hosting the NSU Pre-Conference Meet on Oct. 6 and the Southland Conference Championships on Nov. 3 at the Demon Hills Golf Course.- Return to top –   The rain did not stop the Islanders from dominating the event once again. The women’s team swept the event finishing in first five spots and a score of 15-45. Vanessa Galindo grabbed the top spot in the 5k race finishing with a time of 10:50. Liz Romo finished just behind at 10:54 and Shelby Polasek took third at 11:05. Samantha Hardin (11:20) and Alexandria Rossi (11:32) finished fourth and fifth, respectively. “I thought everyone ran pretty well,” Gauson said. “It was a great debut for Tobias and Jan Lukas. Tobias had a really good kick at the end, but Sean was actually the quickest on that final leg. That was really pleasing for me to see, and it shows the kind of improvement he’s made since last year.” The Cowboys C team made up of Oliver James and Brock Moreaux, clocked a combined time of 25:42.07 to finish third while MSU D (Nicholas Kiprono and Hamilton) ran a 25:58.68 to finish fifth overall in the 17-team field. For the men, junior Harry Wiggins and sophomore Andrew Brouilliette took first with a combined time of twenty-six minutes, 42.47 seconds. Finishing close behind in second were freshmen Isaiah Gilbert and Michael Perez (26:47.88). Freshman Trey Capello and junior Joseph Edwards placed fourth (27:39.38), while sophomore Stephen Cassingham and senior Tyler Waggenspack came in sixth (27:55.84) Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Rio Grande Valley RelaysEDINBURG, Texas – The Texas A&M – Corpus Christi men’s and women’s cross country battled heavy rain and bad conditions as they opened their season at the Rio Grande Valley Relays. The race was moved to the UT – Pan American campus after the original site was washed out due to flooding. “This event was good for us,” said head coach Sean Brady. “It’s always good to see conference opponents early on and let them know that we mean business.” For the SFA women, which ran an 8.4 kilometer race, the tandem of Taylor Anderson and Macy Davis was the first Ladyjack finisher, posting a combined time of 30:49.5 to place sixth. Taylor Bohr and Taylor Glasz placed seventh overall with a time of 31:02.2 while Taylor Kunkel and Mary Luster ran a 32:05.7, placing eighth. LSU A placed second with a mark of 25:19.28.  McNeese teams followed by placing third, fourth and fifth in the event.  Enok and Enrique Soto teamed to clock a 25:42.07 for a third place finish. Stephen F. Austin at Aggie OpenerCOLLEGE STATION, Texas – Stephen F. Austin opened up the 2014 cross country season with both the Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks placing third at the Aggie Opener. Both squads recorded 21 points, finishing behind host Texas A&M and Southland Conference rival Lamar. Houston Baptist hosts HBU/Sam Houston/Houston Double Duals at MacGregor Park    UIW hosts Alamo City OpenerLamar at Aggie OpenerMcNeese State hosts McNeese 6k RelaysNew Orleans hosts UNO RelaysNicholls at UNO RelaysNorthwestern State at McNeese 6K RelaysSam Houston State at HBU/Sam Houston/Houston Double Duals at MacGregor ParkSoutheastern Louisiana at UNO RelaysStephen F. Austin at Aggie OpenerTexas A&M-Corpus Christi at Rio Grande Valley RelaysCentral Arkansas at Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic As a team, LU finished second to the Aggies in both the men’s and the women’s races.Federico Gasbarri and Sean Chalmers placed fourth with a time 37:13.0, and the final LU pairing of Andres Espinosa and Tye Norman was 12th at 42:04.3. “Our guys overall competed well. Our female newcomers ran especially well,” he said. “It was a good landmark after a week and a half of training, and we learned a lot as athletes and competitors in this meet. The experience of running against other schools is something that helped us, and now that we’ve got our feet wet, especially considering the weather today, we’re able to go forward with a better idea of what lies ahead. This was a good milestone for our training.”The  meet was a tandem race, with two runners combining to cover the distance. “Both the men and the women ran steady races and that’s what we wanted to do. There were some rookie mistakes, but we will learn from them,” noted Flanagan. “I’m happy with how we finished and I think this will help us down the line in conference.” The women’s race saw each individual run 4,200 meters, and the team of Belinda Aguilar and Kaitlynn Warren were the top non-Aggie duo, placing fifth with a time of 30:22.6. Megan Flanagan and Chaynee Atwood were seventh at 30:32.7, while Cara Ortiz and Aleksandra Sokolova came in 13th at 34:34.5.  Central Arkansas at Brooks Memphis Twilight ClassicMEMPHIS , Tenn. – The University of Central Arkansas men’s cross country team placed three runners in the Top 20 and finished third overall at the Brooks Memphis Twilight Cross Country Classic.The men finished third out of 12 teams, while the UCA women were seventh out of 14 squads.Freshman Julian Jeandree finished 14th in a time of 20:43.82 for the four-mile run. Junior Ryan Davidson was 15th (20:47.99), while sophomore Grant Williams finished 18th (20:56.58). Junior Al Maeder was 21st (21:03.72), while junior Josh Quiroga was 22nd (21:04.41). Freshman Preston Borg came in 25th (21:08.45), freshman Alonzo Pollum was 28th (21:14.38) and freshman Brant Cook was 29th (21:16.98). For the UCA women, sophomre Brigette Caruthers led the way with a 27th place finish in a time of 19:17.50 over the 5K course. Freshman Diana Moreno was 32nd (19:23.94), followed by freshman Abigal Topham in 46th (20:05.58). Sophomore Madison Sewell was 55th (20:18.30), while junior Sophie Clauss was 64th (20:37.73) and freshman Helen Senesse was 67th (20:40.30).- Return to top – LU will return to action at the Rice Invitational on September 12.- Return to top – Northwestern State at McNeese 6K RelaysLAKE CHARLES, La. – Northwestern State’s cross country season began Friday in rainy, humid weather with a good relay effort at the McNeese Relay, with head coach Mike Heimerman satisfied with his competitors’ efforts in the season-opening competition. In the men’s 8,000 meter run at the Enos Derbonne Complex, Guy Butts and Joshua Wilkins finished in 26:57.84 to lead the Demons, followed by Louis Moncla and Jeremy Elliott in 28:43.81. Hunter Warmack and Skylor Reese came across in 29:35.57 and Tyler Corwin and Miles Brown finished in 34:41.63.The Lady Demons’ top tandem over a 6,000 meter course was Erin Wrozek and Jacqueline Rushford in 21:25.12 for fifth place. Emily Sitarz and Ashley Adams finished in 23:13.24, followed by Erin Sitarz and Annie Fillers in 23:44.08. Competitors from McNeese, LSU, UL-Lafayette and NSU ran in the meet, which was essentially a training event designed to allow runners to get a dose of competition against other schools. Under the leadership of volunteer assistant coach Brandon Chapoton, Southeastern recorded impressive times from upperclassmen and newcomers alike. The Lions and Lady Lions were slated against Nicholls, UNO, and Southern in the event at Lake Oaks Park. The cross country teams will return to action in three weeks, as they will compete in the Texas A&M Invitational Sep. 20 in College Station, Texas.- Return to top –last_img

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