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APSU Cross Country teams head to Alabama for JSU Invitational

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Coming off solid performances at last weekend’s home meet, Austin Peay State University men and women’s cross country teams travel to Oxford, Alabama, for the JSU Invitational, Saturday, at Oxford Lake.

The men will run an 8K race beginning at 8:30am, while the women participate in a 5K at 9:30am. Twenty universities will be represented at the event, including seven Division I schools joining APSU – Chattanooga, Georgia Southern (women only), Georgia Tech, Jacksonville State, Kennesaw State, Mercer and Troy.

Austin Peay Cross Country teams look to keep momentum going at JSU Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Cross Country teams look to keep momentum going at JSU Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

The Austin Peay men’s team finished third at the APSU Invitational, last Saturday, with three runners – freshman Tyler Smith (15th, 22:34), freshman Hezron Kiptoo (16th, 22:35) and senior Daniel Hamm (25th, 23:13) – posting top 25 results.

The run also featured the season debut for senior Martin Rejman, who continues to recover following an injury.

The Governors won the JSU Invitational in 2014, with Hamm claiming the individual title.

Senior Unjala Lester led the women’s team, last Saturday, with a 20th-place finish (20:08), followed by another strong performance by junior Becca Wheeler (23rd, 20:21).

In addition, junior Sarah-Emily Woodward placed 26th (20:32), while newcomer Sarah Eskildson made her APSU debut.

In 2014, the women put all five of their scoring runners in the top 20, but narrowly finished runner-up to Georgia State.


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