Women Finish Second, Men Third at Gabby Reuveni Early Bird

Women Finish Second, Men Third at Gabby Reuveni Early Bird

St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 30, 2014 – Eight members of the Washington University in St. Louis women's cross country team finished in the top-20 as the Bears finished second in the team standings at the Gabby Reuveni Early Bird to start the season Saturday at Forest Park. The WUSTL men placed three runners in the top-10 to finish third in the team standings at the meet.

Junior Ellen Toennies and sophomore Sarah Curci ran together throughout the 4K race to finish second and third overall with an identical finish time of 14:40. Six other WUSTL runners also finished in the top-20 as Washington U. scored 48 points to finish second behind NCAA Division I Southeast Missouri State University in the team standings. SEMO scored 37 points to win the women's team title.

On the men's side, senior Ryan Senci, freshman Kirby Simon and junior Josh Clark finished eighth through 10th, respectively, as the WUSTL men scored 56 points to take third in the team standings. Columbia College won the men's team title with 35 points, while Southeast Missouri State was second with 42. 

RESULTS – Top Seven for WUSTL

1. Lindsey Martin (Columbia) – 14:27
2. Ellen Toennies – 14:40
3. Sarah Curci – 14:40
12. Bri Tiffany – 15:23
15. Kimberly Johnson – 15:28
16. Erin DeNardo – 15:32
17. Courtney Cleveland – 15:35
18. Alison Lindsay – 15:35
MEN – 6K
1. Shane Brown (SEMO) – 19:23
8. Ryan Senci – 19:46
9. Kirby Simon – 19:49
10. Josh Clark – 19:49
12. Dillon Williams – 19:57
19. Vince Stephen – 20:07
23. Alex Goldberg – 20:21
24. Thomas Gales – 20:22

Up Next: The Washington U. cross country teams return to action Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Wheaton Gil Dodds Invitational hosted by Wheaton College.