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APSU Women’s Cross Country gets off to good start at Carbondale Opener

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APSU Women's Cross CountryCarbondale, IL – Senior Caroline Kiplagat led the way for Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s cross country at the Carbondale Opener, cracking the top-20 with a time of 20:18.01 to finish 18th.

Austin Peay Women's Cross Country performs well at Carbondale Opener. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay Women’s Cross Country performs well at Carbondale Opener. (APSU Sports Information)

Junior college transfer Maisie Lay was next to cross the finish line for the Govs, just over a second behind Kiplagat at 20:19.60 to finish 21st.

Trailing Lay was freshman Molly Howard, who made her collegiate debut with a 24th-place, 20:36.72 mark.

Clarksville native and freshman Sarah Martin barely missed the 21-minute barrier; she finished with a time of 21:04.60 to place 30th. Freshman Mikaela Smith also made her debut for the Governors as she crossed the finished line with 21:38.63.

The sophomore trio of Alura Endres, Jada Hale, and Sophia Wilson all crossed the finish line subsequently with the times of 22:01.64, 22:06.17, and 22:34.37.

Freshman Madison Morstad broke the 23-minute mark in her first meet at 22:57.88. Emily Woodward, Keelah Shell, and Larin Harr finished in a row for the Govs, just missing the 23-minute barrier with the times of 23:02.23, 23:25.37, and 23:34.84.

The Governors are set for the University of Alabama-Huntsville for the UAH Chargers Open next Saturday morning.

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