USI Stegemoller Classic
PAISLEY, INYART LEAD WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY TEAM TO THIRD PLACE AT STEGEMOLLER CLASSIC!
A freshman and a senior helped lead the McKendree University women's cross country team to a third-place finish Friday evening at the season-opening Stegemoller Classic in Evansville, Ind. The University of Southern Indiana served as host of the meet.
Freshman Karyn Paisley (Macomb, IL/Macomb) had a memorable debut for the Bearcats by taking fifth place out of the 42 runners entered in the field. Paisley covered the four-kilometer course in a time of 14:38.2. Senior Hannah Inyart (Belleville, IL/Belleville East) returned to action following a redshirt season in 2013 and placed ninth overall with an effort of 14:50.3.
Senior Christine Cunningham (St. Jacob, IL/Triad) grabbed 18th place at 15:22.2, while sophomore Kaitlyn Schutt (Benton, IL/Benton) rounded out the list of top-20
RICHTER COLLECTS TOP-10 FINISH AS MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY TEAM TAKES THIRD AT STEGEMOLLER CLASSIC
The McKendree University men's cross country team opened its 2014 season with a third-place finish Friday evening at the Stegemoller Classic, which was hosted by the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Ind.
The Bearcats had three runners finish in the top 20 of the six-kilometer race under sunny and humid conditions. Freshman Ben Richter made an impressive debut for McKendree, leading the squad by placing ninth in the field with a time of 18:44.6. Another freshman, Will McLemore, was close behind in 12th place with an effort of 19:24.3, while sophomore Moses Randich (Eldoret, Kenya/Chebiemit) rounded out the list of top-20 finishers for the Bearcats in 17th place. Randich crossed the finish line in a final time of 20:06.6.
Host Southern Indiana swept the top five spots in the final individual standings to roll to the team title, while Maryville University earned a runner-up finish in the Stegemoller Classic.
McKendree will return to action next Friday, Sept. 12, at the SIUE Cross Country Challenge in Edwardsville, Ill.