Men's Cross Country Wins, Women Second at Gabby Reuveni Early Bird

Men's Cross Country Wins, Women Second at Gabby Reuveni Early Bird

St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 31, 2013 - The Washington University in St. Louis men's cross country team had seven runners finish in the top 15 to win the team title at the Gabby Reuveni Early Bird Saturday morning in Forest Park. The WUSTL women placed six runners in the top 20 as they finished second in the team standings.

Junior Drew Padgett ran the fastest time in school history on the course, clocking a time of 19:10 to win the 6K race. Seniors Kevin Sparks and Michael Ellenberger made it a 1-2-3 sweep for the Bears with a time of 19:25, which ranks sixth and seventh all-time. Sophomore Ellen Toennies led the way for the WUSTL women, finishing fifth overall with a time of 15:21 on the 4K course.

The WUSTL men scored 20 points to win the team title over NCAA Division I Southeast Missouri State University, who finished with 56 points. In the women's race, Southeast Missouri State won with 34 points, while Washington U. finished second with 48.

RESULTS – Top Seven for WUSTL
1. Drew Padgett – 19:10
2. Kevin Sparks – 19:25
3. Michael Ellenberger – 19:25
8. Garrett Patrick – 19:43
10. Ryan Senci – 19:48
11. Andrew Catanese – 19:49
15. Ethan Brodeur – 19:59

1. Rebekah Lawson (SEMO) – 14:45
5. Ellen Toennies – 15:21
7. Sarah Curci – 15:25
11. Annie Marggraff – 15:38
13. Erin DeNardo – 15:45
15. Bri Tiffany – 15:51
19. Elizabeth Worley – 15:56
24. Julie Mulvaney-Kemp – 16:02

Up Next: The Washington U. cross country teams return to action Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Wheaton Gil Dodds Invitational hosted by Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill.