APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Cross Country
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s cross country team kicks off its 2012 season 9:20pm, Saturday, in the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic, hosted by Christian Brothers University at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex.The Lady Govs last competed in the 2010 running of one of the Midsouth’s larger events, finishing 23rd in the 32-team field.
Austin Peay’s women’s team returns a top-10 Ohio Valley Conference runner in junior Xiamar Richards, who will be searching for a second All-OVC bid this season. Richards, a Clarksville High School product, leads an upperclass-laden squad into a year of high expectations.
Seniors Chantelle Grey and Alyssa Molnar are expected to provide leadership, while juniors Miranda Weed and Kendra Kirksey return to provide a solid core of runners for head coach Doug Molnar. Freshman Alexis Eldrige is also in the mix for a top-five roster spot.
“We have a good group of juniors coming back,” Molnar said. “We have a lot of experience, which should serve us well. I think we’re going to be pretty good.”