LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Ryan Brown finished 20th overall in a field of over 375 runners to lead Appalachian State men’s cross country to a seventh place finish at the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday.
App State tallied 307 points in the meet for its seventh place finish, ahead of SEC schools Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Mississippi State. Middle Tennessee State won the 41-team meet with 81 points.
Brown crossed in 24:15.00, which bettered his PR by two seconds, set at the Mountains to Sea Open two weeks ago.
Isaac Benz continued his strong season with a 26th place finish in 24:26.70.
The Black and Gold placed three others in the top-100 of the meet. Michael Flanagan crossed 85th in a PR time of 24:57.0, Gable Dershem placed 89th in his first race of the season in 24:58.9 and George Hotelling crossed 95th in 25:02.2, which betters his PR by over 30 seconds.
App State will send a group of runners to the Royals Challenge in Charlotte on Friday and compete at the HPU VertKlasse Open on Oct. 18 in its final race before the Sun Belt Championships on Nov. 2.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three members of the Appalachian State women’s cross country team placed in the top-60 as the Mountaineers finished ninth of 39 teams at the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday.
App State finished just five points shy of eighth placed and totaled 336 points. Middle Tennessee State won the meet, which featured 39 teams, with 103 points.
Izzy Evely continued her strong 2019 season with her third straight top-10 finish. She crossed 10th overall in the race that featured 315 runners in 17:29.2.
Sarah Venable and Kylee Frady also posted top-60 finishes for the Black and Gold. Venable recorded a PR by over 13 seconds, crossing 37th over in 17:46.2. Frady placed 58th in the field with a time of 18:01.4
App State will shift its focus to the Royals Challenge on Oct. 11 and the HPU VertKlasse Open on Oct. 18. The two meets are the final races before the Sun Belt Championships on Nov. 2.