Cross Country Women Place 5TH, Men Take 15TH, at Commodore Classic

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM The Crimson Tide women were led by senior Elsbeth Denton's 22nd place finish.
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The Crimson Tide women were led by senior Elsbeth Denton's 22nd place finish.
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Sept. 15, 2012

Complete Results

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Alabama's youthful cross country teams got their first extensive look at SEC competition as well as top regional competitors on Saturday at the Commodore Classic in Nashville, Tenn. The women's team placed fifth in the team standings while the Alabama men were 15th in the team race.

Running on the same course that will host the Southeastern Conference Championships in October, the Crimson Tide women were led by senior Elsbeth Denton's 22nd place finish as she ran the 6-kilometer course in 22 minutes, 6.73 seconds. The men's team was led by freshman Gil Walton's 74th place showing as he covered 8 kilometers in 26:21.06.

"Today was a good learning experience for our young team," said UA head coach Dan Waters. "Our men's team ran without our two veteran guys today, so considering it was an all-freshman team out there I thought they competed well in their first outing against SEC competition. On the women's side, we had some bad breaks here and there but I thought that, overall, it was a good performance for that young group."

Alabama's youthful cross country teams got their first extensive look at SEC competition as well as top regional competitors on Saturday at the Commodore Classic in Nashville, Tenn. The women's team placed fifth in the team standings while the Alabama men were 15th in the team race.

Running on the same course that will host the Southeastern Conference Championships in October, the Crimson Tide women were led by senior Elsbeth Denton's 22nd place finish as she ran the 6-kilometer course in 22 minutes, 6.73 seconds. The men's team was led by freshman Gil Walton's 74th place showing as he covered 8 kilometers in 26:21.06.

"Today was a good learning experience for our young team," said UA head coach Dan Waters. "Our men's team ran without our two veteran guys today, so considering it was an all-freshman team out there I thought they competed well in their first outing against SEC competition. On the women's side, we had some bad breaks here and there but I thought that, overall, it was a good performance for that young group."

Men's Team Standings 1. Eastern Kentucky 32 points 2. Miami (Ohio) 83 3. Tennessee 121 4. Georgia 173 5. Mississippi State 183 15. Alabama 408

Alabama Individual Men's Results 74. Gil Walton, Fr. 26:21.06 89. Parker Deuel, Fr. 26:39.07 92. Justin Ahalt, Fr. 26:40.74 98. Nic Wolfe, Fr. 26:45.72 108. Eric Sivill, Fr. 26:56.82 137. Marshall Anderson, Fr. 27:30.71 149. Andrew Faris, Fr. 28:08.49

Women's Team Standings 1. Vanderbilt 42 points 2. Mississippi 84 3. Eastern Kentucky 108 4. Mississippi State 117 5. Alabama 171

Alabama Individual Women's Results 22. Elsbeth Denton, Sr. 22:06.73 31. Katelyn Greenleaf, Fr. 22:22.52 38. Meropi Panagiotou, Fr. 22:32.70 40. Susie Kemper, Fr. 22:33.46 47. Palee Myrex, Jr. 22:42.19 49. Abigail Tankersley, Fr. 22:43.76 51. Claire Turner, Jr. 22:45.38 57. Analisa Patrick, Fr. 22:52.48 107. Kim Ficenec, Fr. 23:52.06 130. Rebecca Stover, Fr. 24:23.08

 

 

     
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