Freshman Jenny McCune led the Utes on Saturday with a time of 18:60 (22nd).
Sept. 19, 2009
BOZEMAN, MONT. - The University of Utah cross country team placed sixth overall at the Fleet Feet Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. Freshman Jenny McCune led the Utes with a time of 18:16 to earn 22nd place overall.
Amanda Mergaert was the second runner for Utah to cross the line with a time of 18:55 to earn 37th place out of 136 runners. Rachel Schmalzle was right behind Mergaert to finish in 19:01 for 40th place.
Utah's top-five finishers were rounded out by Alexis Davis, Chantel Hunt and Megan Combe. Davis came in first for the trio with a time of 19:09 and 44th place. Hunt came in 45th place overall with a time of 19:10 and Combe crossed the line in 19:16 to earn 47th place.
Thoughts from Head Coach Kyle Kepler
"Today wasn't the outcome we wanted, but we were very shorthanded without Carly (Selleck), Kacee (Hildebrandt) and Lucy (Yates). We were battling illness but it was important for them to rest. It gave our freshmen a chance to race and they did well today. Some ran better than others, but overall did a great job and they all gave a good effort."
Coming Up for the Utes
The women's cross country team will be competing in Boise, Idaho at the Bob Firman Invitational on September 26, 2009.