Tech Women Place Third, Men Fourth At The Tennessee Invitational

Sept. 19, 2008

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Georgia Tech women’s cross country team finished third, while the men’s team placed fourth at the Tennessee Invitational Friday evening at the Lambert Acres Golf Club in Knoxville, Tenn.

“Our B teams for both men and women had a great opportunity today to compete in the Tennessee Invitational,” head coach Alan Drosky said. “And on a very challenging course a number of them took advantage of that.”

The host team Tennessee won the women’s event, scoring 19 points. Georgia Tech (74), finished behind Chattanooga which scored 40 points.

The Tech women were led by sophomore Felicity Brower (14th) and freshman Maureen McMeekin (17th) who posted times of 19:37 and 20:13, respectively, in the 5K race.

Felicity Brower ran her best race in a Tech uniform and Maureen is running very well in her first cross country season ever,” Drosky added.

Following right behind McMeekin was sophomore Mary Kownack (18th) and freshman Kaity Bulger (19th), with times of 20:33 and 21:13. Rounding out the pack for the Yellow Jackets was sophomore Corey Aitken (25th) with a time of 23:26 on the tough course.

On the men’s side, sophomore Nathan Tew paced Tech with a 27:05 and a 35th-place finish in the grueling 8K race. Junior Mohamed Himedan (36th) and sophomore Joe Fulton (37th) were the next two Jacket finishers, crossing the line in times of 27:15 and 27:17. Senior James Taylor (27:29) and juniors Kevin Arends (27:34) and Morgan Stephenson (27:51) rounded out the contingent for the men’s side.

“For the men, Nathan, Mohamed, and Joe all ran very well and continue to make important gains,” Drosky said.

Miami (Ohio) took the team honors, scoring 27 points.

The Tech cross country teams will be back in action next Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn.

Women's 5K Final Results

14. Felicity Brower Georgia Tech 19:37 17. Maureen McMeekin Georgia Tech 20:13 18. Mary Kownack Georgia Tech 20:33 19. Kaity Bulger Georgia Tech 21:13 25. Corey Aitken Georgia Tech 23:26

Men’s 8K Final Results Results – Men 35 Tew, Nathan Georgia Tech 27:05 36 Himedan, Mohamed Georgia Tech 27:15 37 Fulton, Joe Georgia Tech 27:17 39 Taylor, James Georgia Tech 27:29 41 Arends, Kevin Georgia Tech 27:34 43 Stephenson, Morgan Georgia Tech 27:51

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