Tech Cross Country Falls To Georgia In Season Opener

Sept. 4, 2008

ATHENS, GA. – – The Georgia Tech men’s and women’s cross country teams fell to Georgia in the season opening Georgia-Georgia Tech Dual meet Thursday evening in Athens, Ga.

Tech freshman Mary Kate DuBard opened her collegiate campaign by finishing third in the women’s individual 3200-meter run with a time of 11 minutes and 17 second, just six seconds off the winning pace of Georgia All-American Natalia Picchetti.

The Jacket women scored 44 points, 25 behind Georgia’s 19. Also pacing the Tech runners were freshmen Annie Martin (11:30) and Betsy Kim (11:39), finishing sixth and eighth, respectively.

Rounding out the top-five for the Tech women was sophomore Sarah Anderson with a time of 11:57 and junior Lindsey Pickens finishing the course with a mark of 12:01.

The Tech men totaled 35 points, falling to Georgia’s 24. They were led by junior Garad Soderman (19:31), who finished third in the 6200-meter run, while senior E.C. Gibbs (19:33) came in fifth and senior Nazar Trilisky (19:40) crossed the line for seventh soon after. Junior Matt Hickey (20:07) and senior Casey Gramling (20:10) rounded out the top-five for the men’s scoring in Thursday’s meet.

The Yellow Jackets will be back in action on Friday, Sept. 19 at the Tennessee Invitational in Knoxville, Tenn.

Women's Results
3200-meter

3 DuBard, Mary Kate Georgia Tech 11:17 6 Martin, Annie Georgia Tech 11:30 8 Kim, Betsy Georgia Tech 11:39 12 Anderson, Sarah Georgia Tech 11:57 15 Pickens, Lindsey Georgia Tech 12:01 16 Keck, Ashley Georgia Tech 12:03 19 Kinard, Veronica Georgia Tech 12:05 21 Brower, Felicity Georgia Tech 12:07 23 McMeekin, Maureen Georgia Tech 12:13 25 Kownack, Mary Georgia Tech 12:21 27 Bulger, Kaity Georgia Tech 12:30

Men’s results

6200-meter 3 Soderman, Garad Georgia Tech 19:31 5 Gibbs, E.C. Georgia Tech 19:33 7 Trilisky, Nazar Georgia Tech 19:40 11 Hickey, Matt Georgia Tech 20:07 14 Gramling, Casey Georgia Tech 20:10 15 Mateker, Billy Georgia Tech 20:24 16 McMillan, D.J. Georgia Tech 20:26 18 Johnson, Greg Georgia Tech 20:30 21 Taylor, James Georgia Tech 20:40 22 Mendrek-Laske, Mark Georgia Tech 20:44 23 Fulton, Joe Georgia Tech 20:49 25 Arends, Kevin Georgia Tech 21:12 29 Tew, Nathan Georgia Tech 21:49 31 Himedan, Mohamed Georgia Tech 23:32

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