TERRE HAUTE, Ind.—
Marshall cross country completed the team's second meet of the season Saturday morning at the John McNichols Invitational hosted by Indiana State University. The meet took place at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course, host site of 12 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships.
The men's team finished ninth out of 12 schools with a point total of 242. The women's side finished 11th out of 12 schools with 315 points.
Senior Nick Schmidt
led the men's side with his 23rd place finish in the men's first 8K of the season. He ran in 26:02.2. Freshman Madelyn Garrison
led the women's side for the second consecutive meet for the Thundering Herd. Her time of 20:00.7 placed her in 62nd place.
Rounding out the top-five for the women was freshman Alexandra Evans
in 77th with a time of 20:33.8. Junior Mary Zulauf
finished 81st with a time of 20:43.6. Juniors Mary Kerby
(21:08.3) and Abigail Short
(21:31.7) finished in 93rd and 102nd, respectively.
Following Schmidt for the men was sophomore Alex Minor
in 58th with a time of 26:56.7. Sophomore Coy Smith
finished 78th with a time of 27:29.9. A duo of freshmen rounded out the top-five, when Ian Domenick
finished 85th with a time of 27:46.4 and Christian Bradford
finished 94th with a time of 28:06.6.
Nick Schmidt 23rd 26:02.2
Alex Minor 58th 26:56.7
Coy Smith 78th 27:29.9
Ian Domenick 85th 27:46.4
Christian Bradford 94th 28:06.6
Hunter Deem 95th 28:07.5
Joel Krznaric 106th 28:48.8
Ryan Vaught 111th 29:01.7
Josh Endres 119th 29:23.3
Nathaniel Abbott 134th 30:19.9
Madelyn Garrison 62nd 20:00.7
Alexandra Evans 77th 20:33.8
Mary Zulauf 81st 20:43.6
Mary Kerby 93rd 21:08.3
Abigail Short 102nd 21:31.7
Audreana Lewis 110th 21:52.0
Allison Short 121st 22:33.6
Alyssa Long 123rd 22:58.4
"I'm glad we were able to get this meet in," assistant coach Caleb Bowen
said. "It was a great experience running against really good competition on a tough but really good course.
"I was pleased with the women's pack getting closer together and I'm excited to see them progress and get closer throughout the season, with key members of that pack being Alexandra Evans
and Mary Zualuf.
"I was hoping for our 1-5 split on the men's side to be a lot closer than it was, but that is something we'll continue to work on. Nick Schmidt
ran a great race as well as Ian Domenick
running his first 8K ever.
"I'm excited to get back to training and get ready for the first real test of the season at the Paul Short Invitational."
Marshall competes in two weeks at one of the largest collegiate meets in the country at the Paul Short Invitational hosted by Lehigh University. The meet from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania takes place on Saturday, September 29.
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