Austin Peay Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – A chilly, misting rain was not enough to slow down the Austin Peay State University men and women’s cross country teams at the Greater Louisville Classic, Saturday. Both squads competed against nearly 300 runners and more 30 teams in their respective Blue Race at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in by far one of the largest meets of the entire year.
The women finished 26th overall out of 33 teams with 610 points. They faced off against OVC teams such as Tennessee Tech and defeated Tennessee State by a margin of more than 400 points.
The Lady Govs fourth through ninth spots were claimed by Unjala Lester (174th overall, 20:12.63), Natalie Olberding (195th, 20:31.72), Sarah Carpenter (227th, 21:02.43), Sarah-Emily Woodward (229th, 21:03.25), Alexis Eldridge (239th, 21:19.45), and Hanna Wise (277th, 23:45.46).
In the men’s race, the Governors rose to challenge with an 18th-place finish in the 36-team event. They faced off against and defeated OVC teams such as Tennessee Tech, Morehead State, and Tennessee State.
Martin Rejman kicked things off with a bang for the men’s team, coming in at 33rd and finishing with a time of 25:42.25. Wesley Gray came in next with a 55th-place finish, recording a time of 26:00.76. Daniel Hamm rounded out the top three spots for the men’s team at 73rd, slating a time of 26:15.15.
The rest of the men’s team performed solidly as well. Kyle Harmon finished 130th overall (26:51.53) and was followed by Fernando Lincoln (208th, 27:48.63), Marshall McReynolds (215th, 27:55.46) and Elijah Wilson (216th, 27:56.43).
The women’s team will remain at home for the next two weeks while the men return to action in two weeks at the Cross Country Only National Invitation, October 17th at Richmond, Virginia.