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Union women second, men third at St. Louis Fall Cross Country Classic


Allison Martin

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - 10/24/2011 - The Union (Tenn.) University cross country teams posted high finishes in the St. Louis Fall Cross Country Classic held at Central Fields in Forest Park. The Union women finished second out of 13 teams, while the men posted a third place finish out of 12 teams.

Union’s women ran the 5K time 20:03, behind NAIA No. 5 Friends (Kan.) to took first place. Allison Martin of Union was the top Lady Bulldog finisher in fifth place (19:02). Audrey Hazlehurst finished seventh (19:20), Lilli Harmon finished 16th (20:13), Whitney Sweet finished 29th (20:44), Hannah Clardy finished 31st (20:54), Carissa Wilson finished 45th (21:55) and Ashley Stewart finished 48th (22:07).

On the men’s side, Union posted a team time of 27:32 in the 8K event, which was behind NAIA No. 5 Friends (Kan.) and an unattached group. Alex Bett was the top Bulldog finisher in fourth place (25:53). Zach Covington finished 12th (26:58), Drake Ott finished 27th (28:02), Joel Wellum finished 32nd (28:20), Lucas Peiser finished 35th (28:27), Logan Smith finished 39th (28:40) and Caleb Creel finished 50th (29:52).

This same course will host the NAIA Qualifying Event Nov. 5 to determine who advances to the NAIA National Cross Country Championships from the TranSouth, American MidEast and American MidWest Conferences.

Up next for Union will be the TranSouth Cross Country meet Saturday, October 29 at 9:00 a.m. on the campus of Union University.

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