Oct. 19, 2014
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – A pair of freshmen, Katy Kunc and Aundrea Busse, led the Kentucky cross country team to a 35th-place performance at Indiana State’s Pre-National Invitational, one of the most competitive meets of the regular season across the country.
Kunc ran a 61st place 6,000-meter time of 21:43.3, while Busse ran a time of 21:56.7 in the women’s “blue” race.
Cassidy Hale was UK’s third-place finisher, 179th overall, with a time of 22:35.3. Michelle McKinney and Caroline McCaslin rounded out UK’s top-5 with respective times of 22:47.2 (202nd) and 23:09.8 (241st).
The UK men’s team competed in the second-tier “white” race, and turned in a solid fifth-place performance.
The Wildcats were led by junior Zack Beavin who ran an 8K time of 25:26.4. Ryan Polman placed 27th and scored 25 points with a time of 25:40.2.
MacKay Wilson placed 42nd with 25:57.6. James Brown and Spencer Hrycay were scorers with respective times of 25:57.6 (42nd place) and 26:04.9 (55th place).
UK will compete at the SEC Championships in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Friday, Oct. 31.
|Zach Beavin (JR)||16||25:26.4||15|
|Ryan Polman (JR)||27||25:40.2||25|
|MacKay Wilson (JR)||42||25:57.6||40|
|James Brown (JR)||48||26:00.7||46|
|Spencer Hrycay (SO)||55||26:04.9||53|
|Mick Iacofano (SO)||71||26:18.4||68|
|Lou Styles (FR)||140||27:07.4||136|
|Katy Kunc (FR)||61||21:43.3||61|
|Aundrea Busse (FR)||87||21:56.7||87|
|Cassidy Hale (SO)||179||22:35.3||179|
|Michelle McKinney (FR)||202||22:47.2||202|
|Caroline McCaslin (SO)||241||23:09.8||241|
|Jill Weston (FR)||252||23:18.6||252|