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Austin Peay State University Cross County teams power through at OVC Championships

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsNashville, TN – Despite a number of setbacks which limited competitors, Austin Peay State University men and women’s cross country teams powered through at the Ohio Valley Conference Championships, Saturday, at Percy Warner Park in Nashville.

The men’s team finished ninth in the 8K, while the women were 11th in the 5K.

Sophomore Wesley Gray posted the top performance by a Gov for the second-straight year, finishing in 28th with a time of 26:15.8.

Austin Peay Cross Country Teams competed in the OVC Championships Saturday in Nashville. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Cross Country Teams competed in the OVC Championships Saturday in Nashville. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Cross Country teams head to Championships in Nashville

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men and women’s cross country teams set their sights on the Ohio Valley Conference Championships, Saturday, at Percy Warner Park in Nashville.

The event will take place at Vaughn’s Creek Cross Country Course, with the women’s 5K beginning at 9:00am, followed by the men’s 8K at 10:00am.

Sophomore Wesley Gray, who was APSU’s top finisher at last year’s OVC Championships (31st), posted back-to-back top 16 finishes to conclude the regular season, making him a contender in the 8K. Meanwhile, freshman Hezron Kiptoo has enjoyed a breakout campaign, with the newcomer rattling off impressive results in each meet.

Austin Peay Cross Country teams ready for OVC Championships Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Cross Country teams ready for OVC Championships Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Wesley Gray leads APSU Cross Country to fourth place finish at JennaStrong Invitational

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsWilmington, OH – Sophomore Wesley Gray finished 16th in the men’s 8K event, helping Austin Peay State University men’s cross country team post a 4th place finish at the JennaStrong Invitational, Friday.

Gray’s time of 25:38.1 is the second-lowest 8K time by an APSU runner this season, and the season-best mark for Gray by one second. Freshman Hezron Kiptoo placed 39th in the event with a time of 26:11.6, continuing his consistency as one of APSU’s frontrunners.

Austin Peay Cross Country has strong showing at JennaStrong Invitational, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Cross Country has strong showing at JennaStrong Invitational, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Hezron Kiptoo, Wesley Gray post top 15 finishes to lead APSU Govs in Oxford

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsOxford, AL – Freshman Hezron Kiptoo and sophomore Wesley Gray posted top 15 results, both season-best finishes, for Austin Peay State University men’s cross country team at the JSU Invitational, Saturday, at Oxford Lake.

The Govs finished fourth out of six in the overall 8K standings, with Chattanooga, Georgia Tech and Troy claiming the top three spots. On the women’s side, APSU placed seventh as Georgia Tech won the 5K event.

Austin Peay Cross Country teams put forth another solid performace at JSU Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Cross Country teams put forth another solid performace at JSU Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Cross Country Teams do well at APSU Invitational

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – It was a welcome return to home soil for Austin Peay State University men and women’s cross country teams, who posted successful results at the third annual APSU Cross Country Invitational, Saturday, at the Hilldale Baptist Church Family Life Center.

The Governors men’s team placed 3rd in the 10-team four mile competition, while the women were fifth out of ninth place. Memphis won both the men and women’s race.

For the Govs men’s team, three runners posted top 25 finishes. Freshmen Tyler Smith (15th, 22:34) and Hezron Kiptoo (16th, 22:35) led the pack, followed by Daniel Hamm in 25th (23:13).

Austin Peay Men's Cross Country places 3rd at APSU Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Cross Country places 3rd at APSU Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Govs take step forward at Rhodes College Invitational

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsMemphis, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s and women’s cross country teams took a step forward at the Rhodes College Invitational, Saturday, with the men placing 5th out of 17 schools and the women finishing 12th of 20.

For the men’s 8K, newcomer Hezron Kiptoo recorded the best finish for a Govs runner this season, posting a 26:21.25 good for 17th. Close behind him was freshman Tyler Smith (19th, 26:27.25) and senior Daniel Hamm (26th, 26:34.86).

Austin Peay Cross Country Teams have good showing at Rhodes College Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Cross Country Teams have good showing at Rhodes College Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Cross Country teams competitive at Belmont Opener

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in its first meet of the 2016 season, Saturday, placing sixth and fifth, respectively, at the Belmont Opener.

Austin Peay Men's and Women's Cross Country teams had their first meet Saturday morning in Nashville. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams had their first meet Saturday morning in Nashville. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Cross Country Teams open season in Nashville at Belmont Opener

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s and women’s cross country teams open the 2016 season, 9:00am, Saturday, at the Belmont Opener in Nashville Tennessee.

The Governors will be one of nine schools competing in the event, along with Belmont, Chattanooga (men only), Lipscomb, Murray State, Rhodes, Tennessee State, Trevecca and Vanderbilt.

Austin Peay Cross Country competes at Belmont Opener Friday morning. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Cross Country competes at Belmont Opener Friday morning. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU’s Cross Country Teams head to Greater Louisville Classic Saturday

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University men’s and women’s cross country teams head to Louisville and E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, Saturday to compete in one of the largest events of the year, the Greater Louisville Classic.

The men’s team will kick things off at 10:45am against competitors from 38 different teams, while the women will square off at 11:30am against runners from 36 teams.

Austin Peay Men's Cross Country team. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Cross Country team. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Cross Country Teams has good showing despite Cold Weather

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – It was a cold, gray morning as Austin Peay State University men’s and women’s cross country teams took to the field at the Hilldale Family Life Center. However the gloomy weather was not nearly enough to stifle either team as both the men and women won their respective event.

The Governors totaled 18 points with Sewanee finished second with 58 points followed by Evansville with 82. The women’s team won with 25 points and followed by Evansville with 46 points and Sewanee with 59 points.

Austin Peay Men's Cross Country. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Cross Country. (APSU Sports Information)

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