JACKSON, Tenn. - 9/18/2010 - The Union (Tenn.) University cross country teams opened their 2010 season in the Vanderbilt Commodore Classic in Nashville. Union's men finished seventh place, while the women posted an eight place finish. Both teams were the highest finishing NAIA team in their respective race.
On the men's side, Union’s Edwin Kurgat finished seventh in the 8K event with a 25:48 time, just 31 seconds back of the winner. Other Union finishers included Alex Bett in 25th (26:27), Zach Covington in 55th (27:33), Drake Ott in 72nd (28:04), Joel Wellem in 81st (28:32), Caleb Creel in 94th (29:09), Dan Ramer in 98th (29:27) and Logan Smith in 112th (31:09).
Union freshman Allison Martin posted a 15th place finish in the 5K race with a time of 18:56, just 55 seconds off the winner. Other finishers for Union included Kayla Hauss in 63rd (20:22), Ashlee Stewart in 69th (20:45), Hannah Clardy in 72nd (21:03), Carrie Moore in 76th (21:16), Lilli Harmon in 78th (21:21), Carissa Wilson in 84th (21:50) and Cally Howell in 97th (22:56).
Up next for Union will be the Memphis Twilight Classic on Sept. 25.
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