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Austin Peay State University Cross Country Teams do well at APSU Invitational

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – It was a welcome return to home soil for Austin Peay State University men and women’s cross country teams, who posted successful results at the third annual APSU Cross Country Invitational, Saturday, at the Hilldale Baptist Church Family Life Center.

The Governors men’s team placed 3rd in the 10-team four mile competition, while the women were fifth out of ninth place. Memphis won both the men and women’s race.

For the Govs men’s team, three runners posted top 25 finishes. Freshmen Tyler Smith (15th, 22:34) and Hezron Kiptoo (16th, 22:35) led the pack, followed by Daniel Hamm in 25th (23:13).

Austin Peay Men's Cross Country places 3rd at APSU Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Cross Country places 3rd at APSU Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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Govs host APSU Cross Country Invitational, Saturday

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men and women’s cross country teams will host the annual Austin Peay Cross Country Invitational, Saturday, at the Hilldale Baptist Church Family Life Center.

The event will feature the largest field of competitors in its three-year history, with nine collegiate schools and two additional groups – Jamul Toads and Nashville Harriers – competing. Joining the Governors in the field are Bethel, Evansville, Lindsey Wilson, Lipscomb, Memphis, Murray State, Sewanee, Welch College and West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

APSU Cross Country Invitational set for Saturday, September 24th. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU Cross Country Invitational set for Saturday, September 24th. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Govs take step forward at Rhodes College Invitational

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsMemphis, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s and women’s cross country teams took a step forward at the Rhodes College Invitational, Saturday, with the men placing 5th out of 17 schools and the women finishing 12th of 20.

For the men’s 8K, newcomer Hezron Kiptoo recorded the best finish for a Govs runner this season, posting a 26:21.25 good for 17th. Close behind him was freshman Tyler Smith (19th, 26:27.25) and senior Daniel Hamm (26th, 26:34.86).

Austin Peay Cross Country Teams have good showing at Rhodes College Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Cross Country Teams have good showing at Rhodes College Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Cross Country teams compete in Rhodes College Invitational, Saturday

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s and women’s cross country teams move forward in the 2016 season, with the Rhodes College Invitational due up Saturday in Memphis.

Needing an additional meet with a gap in the schedule, the Governors added Rhodes to the slate for the first time this decade. The event will be held at Shelby Farms.

The Govs took a big step forward last weekend at the Powerade Invite, with three men’s runners – Daniel Hamm (23rd, 16:12.42), Hezron Kiptoo (24th, 16:14.50) and Tyler Smith (30th, 16:29.96) – finishing in the top 30.

Austin Peay Cross Country Teams head to Memphis Saturday for Rhodes College Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Cross Country Teams head to Memphis Saturday for Rhodes College Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Cross Country Teams show improvement in Chattanooga

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsChattanooga, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s and women’s cross country teams continued to make improvements in the second meet of the season, the Powerade Invite, at the Moccasin Bend Race Course.

The Governors men’s team finished fourth out of six competing schools, while the women claimed sixth of seven spots. Other universities competing in the event were Middle Tennessee, who won both events, Alabama, Chattanooga, Samford, Mercer and Alabama A&M.

Austin Peay Cross Country teams did well at Chattanooga. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Cross Country teams did well at Chattanooga. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Cross Country teams competitive at Belmont Opener

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in its first meet of the 2016 season, Saturday, placing sixth and fifth, respectively, at the Belmont Opener.

Austin Peay Men's and Women's Cross Country teams had their first meet Saturday morning in Nashville. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams had their first meet Saturday morning in Nashville. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Cross Country Teams open season in Nashville at Belmont Opener

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s and women’s cross country teams open the 2016 season, 9:00am, Saturday, at the Belmont Opener in Nashville Tennessee.

The Governors will be one of nine schools competing in the event, along with Belmont, Chattanooga (men only), Lipscomb, Murray State, Rhodes, Tennessee State, Trevecca and Vanderbilt.

Austin Peay Cross Country competes at Belmont Opener Friday morning. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Cross Country competes at Belmont Opener Friday morning. (APSU Sports Information)

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OVC Preseason Poll ranks APSU Men’s Cross Country ninth, Women’s tenth

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – The Ohio Valley Conference released its 2016 men’s and women’s cross country predicted order of finish, Wednesday, voted on by the league’s head coaches.

Austin Peay State University men’s team was ranked tied for ninth in the poll, while the women were predicted to finish 10th. Last season, the men’s and women’s teams each had three top three finishes, including wins in the annual Austin Peay Cross Country Festival.

On the men’s side, the Govs will be led by three seniors with ample experience – Daniel Hamm, Kyle Harmon and Martin Rejman.

APSU Men's Cross Country tied for ninth in OVC Preseason Poll. (APSU)

APSU Men’s Cross Country tied for ninth in OVC Preseason Poll. (APSU)

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Instant Peay Play: August heralds APSU Govs return to the field and the class room

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – The first day of fall may not be officially until September 23rd, but the calendar’s change to August means Austin Peay’s return to not only the class room but the field of athletic competition is right around the corner.

Classes on the main Austin Peay campus are set to begin in just three weeks, on August 22nd, but even before the first lecture or lab the Governors Athletic Department will see plenty of action with the return of fall sports – as well as off-season practices for several other sports.

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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Twenty-one APSU student-athletes earn OVC Medal of Honor recognition

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Twenty-one Austin Peay State University student-athletes were among the record 245 Ohio Valley Conference athletes to earn OVC Medal of Honor accolades for the 2015-16 academic year.

For the fourth year in a row, every Academic Medal of Honor recipient posted a 4.0 grade-point average. The record shattered the previous high of 212, set during the 2012-13 academic year. Over the past five years, 1,025 student-athletes have earned an OVC Academic Medal of Honor.

The OVC Academic Medal of Honor recognizes those student-athletes that achieve the highest grade-point in their respective OVC-sponsored sport for the entire academic year, were eligible and used a season of competition while participating in their chosen NCAA-sponsored sport.

Austin Peay State University had 21 Student Athletes earn the OVC Medal of Honor. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

Austin Peay State University had 21 Student Athletes earn the OVC Medal of Honor. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

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