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Union men's cross country eighth at Vanderbilt Classic, Bett takes third place

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - 9/19/2009 - The Union University men's cross country team opened their season with an eighth place finish in the Vanderbilt Commodore Classic. Of the 16 schools participating, 13 were NCAA schools. Union finished highest among the three NAIA participants.

Alex Bett, a sophomroe for the Union Bulldogs, placed third in the individual standings with a time of 26:32.44, just over a second behind the winner, 25:39.93. Zach Covington finished 26th, Seth Covington placed 35th, Drake Ott placed 78th, Joel Wellum placed 84th and Logan Smith placed 127th.

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Team Scores
Rank Team Total 1 2 3 4 5 *6 *7 *8 *9
1 Lipscomb 72 5 9 14 18 26 27 28 - Total Time: 2:16:12.04 - Average: 27:14.41
2 Morehead St. 131 7 13 24 31 56 82 87 - Total Time: 2:18:20.82 - Average: 27:40.17
3 Vanderbilt 145 17 21 34 36 37 43 63 - Total Time: 2:18:56.23 - Average: 27:47.25
4 Georgia State 151 10 19 35 42 45 59 96 - Total Time: 2:19:25.45 - Average: 27:53.09
5 Rhodes 154 11 16 33 40 54 55 61 - Total Time: 2:19:13.70 - Average: 27:50.74
6 Tennessee Tech 158 12 25 38 39 44 57 74 - Total Time: 2:19:29.67 - Average: 27:53.94
7 Jacksonville State 184 1 3 49 53 78 - Total Time: 2:19:12.42 - Average: 27:50.49
8 Union Univ. 190 2 23 32 64 69 88 - Total Time: 2:20:07.41 - Average: 28:01.49
9 Austin Peay 231 20 22 46 67 76 85 101 - Total Time: 2:22:18.16 - Average: 28:27.64
10 Valpo 241 6 47 52 66 70 71 72 - Total Time: 2:22:24.28 - Average: 28:28.86
11 U.T.- Martin 266 4 48 62 73 79 83 94 - Total Time: 2:23:21.15 - Average: 28:40.23
12 Univ. of the South 303 8 51 68 84 92 93 95 - Total Time: 2:26:24.54 - Average: 29:16.91
13 Memphis 335 15 60 65 90 105 - Total Time: 2:30:07.32 - Average: 30:01.47
14 Murray State 349 50 58 75 80 86 89 99 - Total Time: 2:27:19.76 - Average: 29:27.96
15 Bethel 352 29 30 91 100 102 106 107 - Total Time: 2:31:44.00 - Average: 30:20.80
16 Blue Mountain 394 41 77 81 97 98 103 104 - Total Time: 2:31:15.96 - Average: 30:15.20

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