Cross Country Sweeps Rebel Invite
Sept. 15, 2017

OXFORD, Miss. - The Ole Miss cross country teams swept the Rebel Invite for the second year in a row at FNC Park with wins in the women's 5K and men's 6K. 

After a strong showing in Memphis in the opener, the 16th ranked women's team was able to improve on their third-place finish by finishing first as a team, and 1-2-3 individually in the 5K. 

Head coach Ryan Vanhoy was very pleased with how the teams competed. 

"I thought our women ran very well.” Vanhoy said. “They excecuted our plan to a T. The plan was to get five or six girls out together, start hard, kind of settle in and then finish hard.”

Redshirt junior Maddie McHugh took the top time of 17:05.1 unattached, other Rebels took the next five spots. 

The women ran for an average of 17:07, with eight runners finishing under 18 minutes. 

The No. 20 Rebel men improved on their fourth-place finish race by coming in first in the 6K, as well as turning in three of the top four finishes. Six Rebels ran the race unattached from the team for various reasons. 

"Our plan was to start hard for the first thousand, just to get used to starting fast, then settle in, then finish hard when we hit the last thousand on the field,” Vanhoy said. "We ran a lot faster than we did on the same course last year. We need to get numbers closer to four, five, six and seven closer to the guys who were upfront for us tonight."

Senior Derek Gutierrez finished the race first with a time of 17:39.3. Senior Ryan Manahan came in second with a time of 17:36.9

The men ran a team average of 17:57, with 11 runners under 19 minutes, unattached runners included. 

The Rebels will be back in action September 30 when they travel to, Stillwater Oklahoma, for the Cowboy Jamboree. 

Women (5K)
1 McHugh, Maddie 48 Unattached - 17:05.1
2 Brown, Shelby SR 12 Ole Miss (1) - 17:05.3
3 Christen, Hannah SR 13 Ole Miss (2) - 17:05.7
4 Bean, Emily SR 10 Ole Miss (3) - 17:05.7
5 Braswell, Anna JR 11 Ole Miss (4) - 17:07.9
6 MacNeal, Kat SR 18 Ole Miss (5) - 17:08.1
8 Rice, Nicole FR 116 Ole Miss (6) - 17:34.3
10 King, Madeleine FR 17 Ole Miss (7) - 17:39.6
14 Nikkel, Maddy SR 20 Ole Miss (8) - 17:53.3
17 Drum, Chelsea SO 14 Ole Miss (9) - 18:02.6
19 England, Julia JR 15 Ole Miss (10) - 18:06.8
20 Simmons, Victoria FR 21 Ole Miss (11) - 18:09.5
21 King, Alexa FR 16 Ole Miss (12) - 18:11.7
24 McClellan, Emma FR 19 Ole Miss (13) - 18:24.5

Men (6K)
1 Gutierrez, Derek SR 77 Ole Miss (1) - 17:39.3
2 Manahan, Ryan SR 79 Ole Miss (2) - 17:39.6
4 Scott, Parker FR 82 Ole Miss (3) - 17:50.8
7 Bethmann, Cade 100 Unattached - 18:09.1
8 Caldwell, Taylor JR 74 Ole Miss (4) - 18:13.8
9 Snider, Robinson 106 Unattached - 18:16.7
11 Savino, Ben FR 81 Ole Miss (5) - 18:20.4
13 Hesse, Nolan SR 78 Ole Miss (6) - 18:24.6
17 Coccia, Michael 102 Unattached - 18:37.6
20 Gilley, Trevor SR 76 Ole Miss (7) - 18:45.1
22 Carter, Ian 101 Unattached - 18:47.1
23 Day, Dylan JR 75 Ole Miss (8) - 18:48.6
24 Moore, Tyler FR 80 Ole Miss (9) - 19:13.2
28 Smulders, Evertt 105 Unattached - 19:43.0
33 Riley, Griffin 104 Unattached - 20:25.6
37 Tucker, Shamar SO 117 Ole Miss (10) - 20:50.8


 

 

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