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Govs seek 8K effort at Brooks Memphis Twilight event

 

APSU Men’s Cross Country

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – A week after a disappointing finish in its first eight-kilometer race, Austin Peay State University men’s cross country team will tackle the eight-kilometer course beginning at 9:00pm, Saturday, in the Brooks Memphis Twilight Cross Country Classic, hosted by Christian Brothers at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex.

The Govs faltered late at the Old Timers Classic last weekend, surrendering several positions in the final 2.5-kilometers and falling behind three of the four other Ohio Valley Conference teams competing.

Austin Peay men's cross country team will look for a complete 8-kilometer effort at the Brooks Memphis Twilight. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Austin Peay men's cross country team will look for a complete 8-kilometer effort at the Brooks Memphis Twilight. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Junior Enock Langat continues to pace the Govs, leading the team in the season’s first three events. Sophomore Geofrey Kosgei and junior Boniface Yator have joined with Langat to compose a strong front group for Austin Peay. Behind them are freshman Tyler Kepley, junior Evan Collins and sophomore Konnor Kessler, who have closed the gap with the front group, providing a strong overall grouping for the Govs.

Saturday’s event promises to be a strong test for the Govs with 31 teams from across the south converging, including four regionally-ranked teams and three OVC squads. Among the regionally ranked teams are South Alabama (South Region) and Stephen F. Austin (South Central), ranked No. 6 in their respective regions, and Auburn (South) and UALR (South Central), which are No. 8 in their respective regions. The Govs also will square off against Eastern Kentucky, Jacksonville State and UT Martin.


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