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Austin Peay Lady Govs Xiamar Richards Strong in Season Opener


APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Cross Country

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsMemphis, TN – Junior Xiamar Richards slogged her way to a top-40 finish in Austin Peay State University women’s cross country mud-soaked season-opener, Friday, at the Brooks Memphis Twilight. The Lady Govs finished 12th as a team out of 21 schools.

Austin Peay Women's Cross Country. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Austin Peay Women’s Cross Country. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Richards finished the women’s 5K event in 20:14.00s, placing her 35th to begin the season. That gives  12th top-40 finishes in her Lady Govs career.

Junior Kendra Kirksey placed 62nd with a 20:56.28s finish, while junior Chantelle Grey was 90th at 21:44.44s. Junior Miranda Weed (104th, 22:04.09s) and senior Alyssa Molnar (128th, 23:04.89s) rounded out the top five for the Lady Govs.

“The course was extremely muddy,” said head coach Doug Molnar. “We tried to go out at a decent pace and pick people off. We didn’t handle that situation well.”

The Lady Govs will compete next at Friday’s Powerade Invitational, hosted by Chattanooga.




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