Herd Cross Country Completes Greater Louisville Classic
Women's Squad Posts Impressive Result
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall cross country team completed its third meet of the season Saturday at the Greater Louisville Classic.
The women’s team finished 16th out of a total 33 teams, while the men’s team finished 21st out of 36 total squads.
The women’s team was led by junior Andrea Porter (Point Pleasant, W.Va.), who 27th finished with a total time of 18:30.46 in the 5k. She was followed by freshman Taylor Craigo (Warren, Ohio), who placed 77th and ran a 19:07.46. There were 285 total runners in the women’s competition.
27: Andrea Porter (18:30.46)
77: Taylor Craigo (19:07.46)
127: Amber Govey (19:37.86)
150: Barkley Castro (19:56.49)
167: Tori Dent (20:07.63)
201: Rachel Morris (20:35.06)
203: Alexis McEntire (20:37.64)
270: Samantha Graffius (20:55.68)
The men’s team was led by freshman Nick Schmidt (Davison, Mich.) who placed 69th with a run of 26:12.97. A total of 287 runners competed in the men’s division.
69: Nick Schmidt (26:12.97)
111: Brian Salmons (26:42.65)
129: Tony Hayes (26:49.71)
143: Daniel Green (26:56.95)
188: Austin Hamrick (27:30.14)
210: Drake Seccurro (27.49.04)
238: Joe Schwartz (28:23.00)
245: Andrew Looney (28:35.72)
Assistant Coach Caleb Bowen on the meet:
“I believe we learned a lot from today. The women’s team performed extremely well considering we had to run without two girls that are normally our No. 2 and No. 4 runners. Andrea Porter and Taylor Craigo led the charge. But the biggest surprise was Amber Govey. She stepped up when we needed her to and ran extremely well. I'm proud of the ladies and I believe they are going to run even better these next three meets.”
“On the men’s side, I feel like we could have run a whole lot better. We went out too slow and never really made the moves needed to place well. However, Tyler Salmons and Tony Hayes stepped up and had break out races. All in all, we had some good performances and we keep progressing for the championship season coming up.
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The Herd will race in the Cross Country Only National Invite in Mechanicsville, Va. on Saturday Oct. 17