Sunday, September 13, 2009

KU runners finish first, second in Missouri


— The Kansas men’s cross country team won its second straight race on Saturday, winning the Missouri Cross Country Challenge.

The KU women’s team took second behind host Missouri.

Exhibiting a solid team running strategy, the men captured the No. 2 – No. 5 spots, as well as placing three others in the top 10.

Donny Wasinger led the squad, finishing second overall with an 8K time of 26:05.30.

Sophomores Zach Zarda and Austin Bussing placed third and fourth, respectively. Zarda posted an 8K time of 26:11.20, while Bussing ran a career-best time of 26:17.50.

The women’s team also had a solid showing, finishing six points behind the Tigers.

In their 2009 season debuts, Lauren Bonds and Amanda Miller both posted career-best 5K times. Bonds finished fourth overall in 18:10.80, while Miller took fifth with a time of 18:22.70.


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