JACKSON, Tenn. - 10/2/2010 - The Union (Tenn.) University men’s and women’s cross country teams posted first place finishes in the 2010 Union University Cross Country Invitational held on Union’s campus.
In the women’s race, Union posted a team average of 19:57, almost a full minute ahead of second place Blue Mountain (Miss.). Bethel (Tenn.) finished third, while Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) finished fourth. Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) competed but did not field a full team.
Union’s Allison Martin won the event with a time of 18:53. Ashley Stewart of Union finished second (19:45). The rest of the Union runners included Hanna Clardy in fourth (20:02), Lilli Harmon in sixth (20:28), Carrie Moore in seventh (20:34), Carissa Wilson in ninth (20:50), Kayla Hauss in 14th (21:36) and Cally Howell in 15th (21:40).
The men’s race had Union winning with an average time of 26:17, over a minute ahead of second place Bethel. Blue Mountain finished third and Trevecca Nazarene finished fourth. Freed-Hardeman competed but did not field a full team.
Alex Bett finished as the top Union runner for the first time this season with a time of 25:23. Edwin Kurgat was second (25:31), Zach Covington was third (26:03), Drake Ott finished eighth (27:09), Caleb Creel finished 14th (28:09) and Logan Smith finished 19th (29:29).
Up next for the Union cross country teams will be the 2010 TranSouth Championship meet at Union on October 23.
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