Marshall Cross Country Completes C-USA Championships
Cook, Schmidt Earn Top 30 Finishes
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Marshall cross country team completed the Conference USA Championships early Saturday at Spero Kereiakes Park in Bowling Green.
The men’s team finished eighth overall, while the women’s team finished ninth. The Herd had two impressive results from two freshmen, Adrianna Cook on the women’s side and Nick Schmidt on the men’s.
Finishing eighth out of 11 teams, Marshall featured three runners in the top 50 individually.
26: Nick Schmidt, 25:51.9
44: Tony Hayes, 26:34.5
45: Daniel Green, 26:36.6
51: Brian Salmons, 26:47.1
60: Austin Hamrick, 27:09.7
64: Jordan Brown-Stobbe, 27:44.5
69: Joe Schwartz, 28:10.4
72: Andrew Looney, 28:39.1
77: Drake Seccurro, 29:19.5
Cook’s 23rd place finish, along with junior Andrea Porter’s 28th place finish, helped the Herd to earn the 9th place finish out of 13 teams.
23: Adrianna Cook, 18:36.6
28: Andrea Porter, 18:44.4
52: Alexandria Phares, 19:24.9
55: Taylor Craigo, 19:33.0
64: Amber Govey, 19:51.4
73: Barkley Castro, 20:17.5
77: Tori Dent, 20:31.3
78: Alexis McEntire, 20:36.8
84: Isabelle Rogner, 21:09.8
Assistant coach Caleb Bowen on the meet:
“I am so proud of both squads today. Everyone ran hard and competed with some of the best runners in the country. In the men's race, Nick Schmidt tucked in right behind the top 21 and hung right there for the whole race. He ran awesome and I'm super pumped to see what he's going to do in the future. Another runner that ran exceptionally well was Tony Hayes. He finally had a breakthrough race and it's awesome to see him back to his peak form.”
“On the ladies side, Adriana and Andrea killed it! I can't even begin to describe how proud I am of these two. They gave it their all to get All-Conference. Even though they fell short of the top 21, they gave an All-Conference effort which is all I expect.”
“I'm very excited to see what the future holds for both men and women's teams because I know we are just going to keep getting better and better.”
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