Men's Cross Country Places 16th, Women 18th, at Greater Louisville Classic
MEN'S RESULTS | WOMEN'S RESULTS | VIDEO RECAP
Louisville, Ky., October 2, 2010 – Running in their most competitive meet of the season, the No. 2 Washington University in St. Louis men’s cross country team finished 16th overall, while the women’s team grabbed 18th, at the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday, Oct. 2, in Louisville, Ky.
The Greater Louisville Classic featured some of the best cross country programs from all three NCAA Divisions at the Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. The men’s 8K included 38 teams 323 runners, while the women’s 5K was comprised of 35 schools and 302 competitors.
This year’s men’s meet was won by NCAA Division I University of Louisville, who turned in a team score of 97 points, while Division II Grand Valley State University edged out Vanderbilt University by a single point, 106-107, to capture the women’s team title.
Junior Michael Burnstein paced the Washington University men’s squad on Saturday, coming in 57th overall with an 8K time of 24:45.68. Setting the pace for the WUSTL women was freshman Sarah Fisher, capturing 96th overall with a time of 18:30.84.
Following just a second behind Burnstein and finishing in 60th place was senior Dave Spandorfer, submitting a time of 24:46.84. Senior Erik Hinrichsen placed 118th with a time of 25:20.06, sophomore David Hamm crossed the finish line just 2.3 seconds later to place 123rd, and junior Tucker Hartley rounded out the Bears’ top five by finishing 156th with a time of 25:35.82.
Less than 22 seconds separated the Washington U. women’s top-five finishers. Junior Liz Phillips was the second to score, placing 103rd with a mark of 18:34.31. Senior Jessica Londeree was five spots and 1.25 seconds behind Phillips and junior Erika Jackey finished 141st with a time of 18:49.90. Senior Taryn Surtees finished in 18:52.01, which was good for 149th overall.
The Washington University men’s and women’s cross country teams return to action on Saturday, Oct. 9, for the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Gibson Family Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind., beginning at 12 p.m. (ET).