Cross Country Places Second at Gabby Reuveni Early Bird

Cross Country Places Second at Gabby Reuveni Early Bird

HIGHLIGHTS

St. Louis, Mo., September 2, 2016 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's and women's cross country teams each raced to runner-up finishes to open the season at the Gabby Reuveni Early Bird meet in Forest Park Friday evening.

The WashU men had four runners finish in the top 10 individually to score 45 points, finishing second behind NCAA Division II University of Southern Indiana, who tallied 15 points.

In the women's race, three WashU runners earned a top-10 finish as the Bears racked up 48 points to place second in the team standings behind Southern Indiana's 15 points.

"It was a great start. We would consider it a rust buster," Bears' head coach Jeff Stiles said. "Overall I think we're looking at if they're executing races and I thought it was a good team effort."

RESULTS – Top Seven for WashU

 WOMEN – 4K
1. Emily Roberts (Southern Indiana) – 13:58
6. Paige Lawler – 15:16
8. Mattie Gottbrath – 15:20
10. Mariel Lutz – 15:26
11. Lisa Gorham – 15:32
13. Abby Martin – 15:44
14. Molly Kuhs – 15:50

MEN – 6K
1. Noah Lutz (Southern Indiana) – 19:01
7. Jack Sebok – 19:42
8. Mike Sullivan – 19:50
9. Elvir Sarajlic – 19:50
10. Conor Cashner – 20:01
11. Ben Gersch – 20:02
12. Tommy Fruhauf – 20:05
13. Paul d'Ambrosio – 20:09

Up Next: The WashU cross country teams have two weeks off before racing in the Gil Dodd Invitational hosted by Wheaton College in Winfield, Ill.