Elise Greenwood was the first Ute finisher at the ISU Invitational on Aug. 30.
Sept. 9, 2003
The University of Utah men and women's cross country teams continue their 2003 seasons at the BYU Fall Classic in Provo, Utah, this Saturday, Sept.13. The races will take place at the Cascade Golf Course, located near the mouth of Provo Canyon. The men's four-mile will be held first, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The women will run a 5K starting at 11:00 a.m.
Quoting Head Coach Brian Appell:
On The Women's Team
"It's been a great training week in preparation for our upcoming meets. This meet is at a very hilly golf course and we're treating it as a great training run to further progress for the tougher meets at the end of the season."
On the men's team
"We are still planning to redshirt our top runners. This is a very young Ute squad, with senior Jeff Davidson taking on the leader role. There are four freshmen who will look to improve throughout the season."
The U of U cross country teams competed in the Idaho State University Invitational on Friday, Aug. 30. The meet featured athletes from Utah, ISU, Weber State, Utah State, Utah Valley State College and Westminster. Utah's women's team finished third with 70 points while the men finished fourth with 104 points.
On the women's side, Elise Greenwood led the team with an impressive sixth-place finish in the 3K run. Kristin Taylor and Jennifer Brusch tied for 12th, followed by Nellie Hammons at 19th and Season Meservey at 20th, to round out the Ute top five.
Jeff Davidson led the men's team with an 11th place-finish in the 6K, followed by Nick McKay at 13th, JP Rooney at 25th, Matt Hansen at 26th and Tim Goldhart at 28th.
"It was a good season opener for our young teams," said Head Coach Brian Appell. "Our athletes learned some things that will help us be successful this season."
Utes on the Run:
Redshirt freshman Kristin Taylor has started to make a breakthrough for the Utes. Taylor was the second Utah finisher at the Idaho State Invitational on Aug. 30. In a recent 3K time trial, Taylor's time ranked third on the team.
"Kristin has made tremendous progress since high school, when she was a 5:34-miler. She steadily increased during her redshirt year and we look for her to become a factor on the women's side," notes Appell.
Next up for the Utes is the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 27.