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Sunday, October 6, 2013

KU cross country wins at Rim Rock

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Kansas University senior Josh Munsch ran to his first collegiate victory and helped lead the Jayhawks’ men’s cross country team to its second win of the season Saturday at the Rim Rock Classic.

The KU men had five runners finish inside the top 10 to tally 19 points in the meet held at Kansas’ home course, Rim Rock Farm. The Jayhawk women amassed 20 points to claim the runner-up finish in the team standings.

Munsch finished with a time of 24:20.83.

KU junior Reid Buchanan was second in 24:25.70. Junior Evan Landes (24:27.94) took third, junior James Wilson (24:54.32) was fifth, and freshman Tyler Yunk (25:29.90) finished 10th. Rounding out KU’s top-seven finishers were freshman Alexandre Lavigne, 12th in 25:31.06, and junior Brendan Soucie, 16th in 25:41.50.

In the women’s race, KU sophomore Hannah Richardson finished with a 6K career best of 21:17.13 for seventh place. Behind her was senior Natalie Becker, who clocked a time of 21:55.49 to take 10th.

KU freshmen and twin sisters Malika and Nashia Baker were the next Jayhawks to come down the finishing chute and crossed the finish line with identical times of 22:17.74 to finish in a tie for 14th.

Comments

Clarence Haynes 10 months, 2 weeks ago

What schools participated in the races. Who was the overall individual and team winners?

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akgjenkintown 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Agreed. It would be nice to know more about the meet. I guess the writers had to spend their efforts recapping the fiasco at Memorial Sadium.

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Dirk Medema 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Good Link

Gotta wonder about the author's perspective/knowledge - "The men's race featured several highly touted teams as the KU men were pitted against Rice, New Mexico State, UMKC and rival Kansas State amongst others."

Not sure what "highly touted" means to the author, but none of these teams are ranked among the top 40 NCAA teams (http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/cross-country-men/d1). Still good to see wins, especially against the purple feral kitties.

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Jeremy Bolinger 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Charlie Weis should go to some of these events. Maybe he'll learn a few things.

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