Cross-country has impressive showing in the Bluegrass State

The Catamount cross-country teams traveled up to the state of Kentucky for the Greater Louisville Classic on the University of Louisville campus. Both teams had commendable showings in a race that had so many teams compete that they ended up having to have two separate races. Both teams ran in the Blue Division race with the women’s team finishing 12th out of a field of 24 teams. The men’s team took fifth place in their race out of a field of 31 teams. The women’s team was able to amass 300 points, 16 points behind 11th place St. Louis University. Murray State University won the race with 116 points, beating second-place Middle Tennessee State University by just two points. Junior Kerrie Savery had her second-best individual performance of the season with a third place finish and a time of 19:15. Sophomore Skye Aiello was the only other Catamount runner to finish in the top 10, finishing 10th with a time of 19:56. The next Catamount runner to finish did not come in until Freshman Brittany Beeker, who finished 86th, crossed the finish line at 21:34. Sophomore Ann Wagner came in 22 seconds later to finish 108th. Freshman Annie Bailey crossed the finish line 10 seconds later for a 117th place finish. Sophomore Jenna Hester would round out the scoring for the team with a 121st place finish at a time of 22:09. The men’s team had two runners finish in the top 25 that paced them to the fifth place finish in the race with 162 points, 18 points behind fourth-place Marian College. Lindenwood University from St. Charles, Mo., placed all five of their runners in the top 25, including three in the top 10, to win the men’s race with 47 points. Western’s team leader, Dan Fassinger lead the Catamounts by finishing in fifth place finish with at time of 26:11. Sophomore Field Miller was the other Catamount runner to finish in the top 25 with a time of 27:28, good for 24th place. Freshman Stephen Hammond finished 10 spots later at 34th with a time of 27:49. Sophomore Jesse Ramirez crossed the finish line nine seconds later for the 46th place finish. Freshman Jake Clawson was the only other Catamount runner to finish in the top 100 with his 79th place finish at a time of 28:35. Sophomore Noah Taylor rounded out the Western runners at a time of 29:11, good for a 110th place finish.