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APSU Men’s Cross Country at Brooks Memphis Twilight Invitational

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s cross country team kicks off its 2013 season at the Brooks Memphis Twilight Invitational, hosted by Christian Brothers, with a 9:20pm (CT) start time at Collierville’s Mike Rose Soccer Complex.

Austin Peay Men’s Cross Country. (APSU Sports)

Austin Peay Men’s Cross Country. (APSU Sports)

Head coach Doug Molnar knows his charges have a tall order entering 2013. With only one athlete, senior Tyler Kepley, returning from last season’s squad, Molnar will have to integrate a host of newcomers into the Austin Peay attack.

“It’s pretty exciting,” Molnar said. “They’re a young bunch with a lot of talent. They really work hard in practice every day. Our pack running will be a strength this season.”

Sophomore transfer Cory Nwaiji joined Austin Peay after a year at Alabama State; he was the No. 2 finisher for the Hornets at the 2012 SWAC Championships and will be counted on as a veteran influence for this season’s young Govs squad. A trio of local talents – Kyle Harmon (Rossview High School), Alex Haycraft (West Creek High School) and Thomas Owen (Northwest High School) – make their Austin Peay debuts this weekend as well.

The Govs travel to Chattanooga next week for the PowerAde Invite, hosted by Chattanooga at Moccasin Bend.


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