Women's Cross Country Team Captures Third Consecutive Crimson Classic Title; Men Finish Seventh

Oct. 18, 2013

Women's Results | Men's Results

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama women's cross country team captured its third team title of the season and its third consecutive Crimson Classic championship while the men finished seventh hosted by Alabama at the Harry Pritchett Running Park.

"I've been very pleased with how the women's team is coming along after each meet," distance coach Adam Tribble said. "They are continuing to improve and I am really excited about where they are headed."

In the 5-kilometer women's race, sophomore Katelyn Greenleaf finished second overall with a time of 17:22.22 while classmate Meropi Panagiotouran a 17:28.32 en route to a third place finish.

"Katelyn and Meropi both did a really nice job, finishing right there together," Tribble said. "Even after being passed there at the end, Katelyn did a really good job of still fighting it off. Both of them did a nice job fighting today. The whole team did."

Freshman Hannah Waggoner, who ran a 17:45.39, finished 13th. Rounding out the scoring for the Tide, Rebecca Stover (17:48.74) finished 18th and Kimberley Ficenec(17:53.44) placed 21st.

The men finished seventh with 175 points over an 8-kilometer course, paced by junior Matt Airola, who ran a season-best time 8-kilometer time of 25:23.43 and finished 19th.

Other scorers for the men included a 24th place finish by sophomore Parker Deuel (25:30.53), sophomore Gil Walton (25:48.65) with a 39th place finish. Sophomore Eric Sivill (25:58.47) placed 48th and freshman Conner Thompson(25:58.88) finished 50th.

The Crimson Tide returns to action Nov. 1, at the SEC Championships in Gainesville, Fla.

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