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APSU Cross Country Teams improve at Cross Country Only National Invitational

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsRichmond, VA – Austin Peay State University men’s and women’s cross country teams had impressive outings, Saturday, at Pole Green Park. Several of both squads younger members took the opportunity to stand out as ailments depleted both teams.

Wesley Gray led the Govs and finished seventh overall in the men’s five-mile run with a time of 25:45.60, breaking the freshman record for the event. He led the Govs to a third-place finish in the meet.

Austin Peay Women's Cross Country. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Cross Country. (APSU Sports Information)

Daniel Hamm came in close behind Gray at ninth (26:09.10), followed by Martin Rejman at 14th (26:38.90). Despite Rejman’s lackluster appearance this week, Doug Molnar was not worried about him competing more effectively the remainder of the season.

“It’s always good to beat a record,” Molnar said. “This was a really great performance by Wesley. Rejman had some ailments this week, but he gave it a valid effort and that’s what matters.”

For the women’s team, Jessica Gray finished runner-up with a time of 18:21.60 in the women’s 5K. This is the second time this season she has lowered her personal best. Gray led a women’s effort that finished third-place in the meet overall.

Molly Jordan also had an impressive outing, finishing seventh overall in the meet with a time of 19:08.10. Natalie Olberding and Unjala Lester completed a bit of pack running coming in at 17th (19:47.80) and 19th (20:01.10) respectively.

The men’s and women’s cross country teams will have a week off before they head to Murray, KY. Saturday, October 31st to compete in the Ohio Valley Conference Championships at the Miller Memorial Golf Course.


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