Women's Cross Country Earns Runner-Up Finish to Open Season
Shelby Brown (photo by Joshua McCoy)
Sept. 6, 2015

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Both Ole Miss cross country teams opened the season Saturday with top-5 finishes in the Memphis Brooks Twilight Classic.

The Ole Miss women, led by sophomore Shelby Brown and junior Mary Alex England finishing third and fourth respectively, grabbed a runner-up finish in the 5K. The women improved from last year's Twilight Classic average team time of 18:37.35 to this year's mark of 17:48.94.

"I was really pleased with way Brown and England led the way for us tonight," cross country coach Ryan Vanhoy said. "Top to bottom, we are a much better team at this meet tonight than a year ago. It's encouraging. We still have work to do, but we're happy with the results tonight as a starting point."

The Rebel men only sent a portion of the team to its season-opening meet, but still earned a fourth place finish in the four-mile event.

"It was good for our younger guys to get out there and compete for us tonight. They ran hard, perhaps too aggressively early on that cost us in the end. Overall, it was a good effort from those guys to get the season started."

Ole Miss cross country has a week off before returning to action on Sept. 19 in the Commodore Classic.

WOMEN (5K)
3. Shelby Brown -- 17:17.05
4. Mary Alex England -- 17:17.16
16. Britt Ummels -- 18:05.65
17. Leanne Zimmer -- 18:05.85
24. Nicole Park -- 18:18.97
25. Bo Ummels -- 18:24.32
26. Haley Ward -- 18:32.68
30. Maddy Nikkel -- 18:39.53
32. Elisabeth Gaillet -- 18:41.69
36. Katherine MacNeal -- 18:47.25
38. Madison Rawson -- 18:48.75
42. Julia England -- 18:55.43
43. Jessica Clarke -- 18:58.32
45. Anna Braswell -- 19:03.54
51. Scarlett Fox -- 19:14.43
54. Maddie McHugh -- 19:17.54
60. Kacy Smith -- 19:25.88
61. Saga Barzowski -- 19:26.71
72. Tavyn Lovitt -- 19:37.45
76. Libby Jacques -- 19:42.07

MEN (4-MILE)
5. Derek Gutierrez -- 20:18.48
13. Ian Carter -- 20:31.54
26. Brandon Harvey -- 20:49.08
31. John Dalton Rohr -- 20:54.96
78. Zach Boone -- 21:38.62
80. Dylan Day -- 21:41.72
153. Mitchell Narro -- 22:57.37


 

 

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