Men's Cross Country Runs at Louisville Classic

Sept. 30, 2017


Men’s Results  | Women’s Results  

 LOUISVILLE – The Vanderbilt women’s cross country team placed 12th among 37 NCAA Division I teams at the Louisville Classic on Sunday. For the second straight race seniors, Megan Huebner and Maddie Criscione led the way. Huebner finished 47th and Criscione 65th, with times of 17:27.63 and 17:38.79, respectively.

The Vanderbilt men’s team finished 30th were paced by Jason Vincze who finished with a time of 25:40.13. Aidan Livingston and Andrew Irvine with times of 26:06.70 and 26:08.47.

The women’s team had five runners place in the top 100 in the meet. Joining Huebner and Criscione were Kendall Derry in 78th place with a time of 17:45.85, Devon Grisbaum in 88th with a time of 17:49.11 and Gillian Mortimer in 92nd with a time of 17:50.90.

Mortimer’s time is her fastest this season while Huebner’s 17:27.63 marks the second consecutive week, she’s dropped time in the event. Also setting season-bests in the race were Anna Grace Morgan who ran a 18:06.47 and Mailin Struck who ran a 18:17.99.  

On the men’s side, Caleb Van Geffen ran a 26:34.31 – a season-best for the freshman, while Harrison Thomas ran a 27:34.12 in his second race this season.

The Commodores are back in action on Oct. 13. The men’s team will head to Tuscaloosa, Ala. for the Crimson Classic while the women will head to Wisconsin for the Wisconsin-Nuttycombe Classic.

Quotes
Head Coach Steve Keith
“Tough race for the women. While we did have a relatively close gap between our top five runners, at just 23 seconds, we were not able to run ahead of the "bubble" like we planned. Finishing in the 40's to 80's instead of 30's to 50's, as we had hoped for, was huge in terms of team scoring. Definitely something to focus on for the more important meets coming up.” 

Results
Men
Team – Top Five

1. Northern Arizona – 19 pts
2. Furman – 77 pts
3. Virginia Tech– 116 pts
4. Boise State – 137 pts
5. Illinois– 149 pts
30. Vanderbilt – 863 pts

 Vanderbilt Runners

156. Jason Vincze - 25:40.13
186. Aidan Livingston – 26:06.70
187. Andrew Irvine – 26:08.47
212. Caleb Van Geffen – 26:34. 31
231, Harrison Thomas – 27:12.15
233. Caleb Casolaro – 27:16.02
256. Edward Harpstead – 28:08.51
257. Sam DeFabrizio – 28:10.89

Women

Team – Top Five

1. Boise State – 78 pts
2. Wisconsin – 105 pts
3. Furman – 127 pts
4. Minnesota – 129 pts
5. Northern Arizona – 178 pts
12. Vanderbilt – 358 pts

Vanderbilt Runners

47. Megan Huebner – 17:27.63
65. Maddie Criscione – 17:38.79
78. Kendall Derry – 17:45.85
88. Devon Grisbaum – 17:49.11
92. Gillian Mortimer – 17:50. 19
110. Reagan Bustamante – 18:01.87
122. Anna Grace Morgan – 18:06.47
144. Ginger Hutton – 18:15.86
148. Mailin Struck – 18:17.99
203. Kacie Breeding – 18:43.35

For more information on the Vanderbilt cross country teams check them out on the website at www.vucommodores.com and on Twitter at @vandyxctrack.


 

 

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