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Loyola Cross Country at the LSU Invitational

October 2, 2009

The Loyola men’s and women’s cross country teams participated in the LSU Invitational at Highland Road Park on Saturday, Sept. 26.

In the men’s 8,000 meter race, Kieran Harper was Loyola’s top performer for the third consecutive race. The freshman from Kings Park, N.Y., completed the course in a time of 31:17 in 72nd position. Alex Mayon was next across the line for the Wolfpack with a time of 31:37, finishing two places behind Harper for 74th. Other runners included Galen Westerfield in 86th with a time of 33:31, Alex Hall in 87th with a time of 33:50, Kenny Tsao in 88th with a time of 34:15, Adam Mayon in 89th with a time of 34:44, and Chris Graugnard in 96th with a time of 35:36. Loyola finished 12th out of 13 teams in the team competition, ahead of GCAC foe Dillard.

In the women’s 5,000 meter meet, senior Madeline Falcone led the Wolfpack with a time of 22:20 which placed her at 57th. Annelise Rickert had a personal best for the third consecutive race with a time of 24:21 to finish in 82nd place. Lauren Fereday was seven seconds behind Rickert in 83rd. Jenna Knoblach had a personal best coming in 86th with a time of 24:44. Clare Hearns rounded out the Loyola competitors with a time of 24:50 in 88th. The Loyola women finished 12th out of 16 teams.

The Loyola cross country team returns to action on Saturday, Oct., 3 at the Gulf Coast Stampede in Pensacola, Fla.

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