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Richards leads Lady Govs to third-place finish at Kentucky Wesleyan

APSU Sports Information: Cross Country

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsOwensboro, KY – Sophomore Xiamar Richards finished fifth and led Austin Peay State University women’s cross country team to a third-place finish at the Fast Cats Classic hosted by Kentucky Wesleyan, Saturday, at Yellow Creek Park.

Richards posted her third straight top-10 finish, completing the five-kilometer course in 18:52.82. She was joined in the top 10 by sophomore Kendra Kirksey whose time of 19:06.82 was ninth in the 107-woman race.

Austin Peay women's cross country team celebrates winning its second trophy in as many weeks at Kentucky Wesleyan, Saturday. APSU Cross Country. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)
Austin Peay women's cross country team celebrates winning its second trophy in as many weeks at Kentucky Wesleyan, Saturday. APSU Cross Country. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Those two finished helped the Lady Govs finish third in the team standings with 69 points. Austin Peay finished behind Division II nationally-ranked Southern Indiana (20 points) and Indianapolis (57).

“I thought we ran a strong race,” said head coach Doug Molnar. “I believe we were a little tired in the second half of the race. We still had a group in the teens with our No. 5 runner just on the outside. Each week we’re getting better out there. We’ll rest up over the next few weeks and give it a go at the conference championship.”

Janelle AverySenior Janelle Avery notched a 14th-place finish with a time of 19:27.76 followed by junior Chantelle Grey in 17th place (19:31.86). Also finishing the race were sophomore Miranda Weed (27th, 20:06.97), junior Heather Thielaker (37th, 20:28,91), junior Alyssa Molnar (65th, 21:51.79), sophomore Shannon Christian (91st, 23:31.48) and sophomore Kayla Satterly (98th, 24:06.72).

Austin Peay will take the next two weeks off before the October 28th Ohio Valley Conference Cross Country Championships in Richmond, KY and hosted by Eastern Kentucky.

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