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Women Place Sixth at Auburn Invitational

Oct. 10, 2003

Auburn, Ala. – Kyle Rabbitt led the Georgia Tech men’s team to a second-place finish at the Auburn Invitational by winning the eight-kilometer race with a time of 24:47.87. The Jackets finished second out of 29 teams in the meet with 141 total points, just 14 points behind the host and winner, Auburn. Senior Katie Griffin led the Tech women to a sixth-place finish in the women’s race.

Rabbit was joined in the top ten by senior Brendon Mahoney, who finished ninth with a time of 25:29.55 in his first race of the year. Rounding out the scoring for the men were freshmen Cristan Duvall (32nd) and David Herren (46th) and senior Barton Crist (63rd). There wwew a total of 259 men racing in the meet.

Griffin, running in her first race of the year, paced the Tech women with an 12th-place finish in a five-kilometer time of 18:35.92. Kirby Cross posted her third-consecutive top-25 performance by placing 25th in 18:51.20. Also scoring for the Yellow Jacket women were Neta Ezer (33rd,) Ann Armsby (61st,) and Jenny Lentz (72nd.) Mississippi State’s Tiffany McWilliams won the race with a time of 17:29.93.

The Tech women earned 195 total points for a sixth-place finish out of 30 teams participating, while Mississippi State won the event with 107 points.

The Jackets will return to action on November 1st at the Atlantic Coast Conference meet in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

MEN’S STANDINGS 1 Auburn Univ. 127 2 Georgia Tech 141 3 Tennessee 156 4 Chattanooga 163 5 Kennesaw State 175 6 Cumberland 196 7 Belmont Univ- Men 198 8 Georgia State 218 9 Purdue 232 10 Mississippi State 264 11 Costal Carolina 268 12 L.S.U. 273 13 Western Kentucky 336 14 West Georgia 367 15 Samford Univ. 387 16 Vanderbilt 430 17 Tulane University 469 18 Birmingham Southern 470 19 Troy State 479 20 Mobile College 592 21 Mercer 610 22 Alabama State 616 23 Bowling Green 628 24 South Alabama 636 25 Southeastern LA 662 26 Lipscomb Univ. 716 27 New Orleans 777 28 Columbus State 784 29 Xavier Univ, LA 866

TECH MEN’S FINISHERS (8K) 1 Rabbitt, Kyle 24:47.87 (1) 9 Mahoney, Brendon 25:29.55 (7) 32 Duvall, Cristan 26:05.69 (30) 46 Herren, David 26:26.71 (44) 63 Crist, Barton 26:42.65 (59) 71 Rivers, Clark 26:48.96 (67) 86 DeYonker, Jimmy 27:00.39 (80) 107 Moss, Daniel 27:23.33 109 Kuhn, Rob 27:24.07 127 dos Santos, Chris 27:48.71 197 Sinagra, Michael 29:01.87 201 Moore, Gaben 29:12.57

WOMEN’S STANDINGS 1 Mississippi State 107 2 Indiana 111 3 Auburn Univ. 116 4 Purdue 134 5 Costal Carolina 145 6 Georgia Tech 195 7 Belmont Univ. Women 199 8 Western Kentucky 235 9 Tulane University 238 10 Samford Univ. 265 11 Bowling Green 278 11 Southern Miss. 278 13 Georgia State 319 14 Chattanooga 413 15 Kennesaw State 442 16 L.S.U. 446 17 Oklahoma State 487 18 New Orleans 547 19 South Alabama 621 20 Southeastern LA 641 21 Birmingham Southern 650 22 Lipscomb Univ. 665 23 Cumberland 675 24 Georgia Southern 681 25 Troy State 692 26 U. A. B. “b” 765 27 Florida A&M 792 28 Loyala/ New Orleans 832 29 Columbus State 867 30 Xavier Univ, LA 878 31 Mercer 883 32 Alabama State 941

TECH MEN’S FINISHERS (5K) 12 Griffin, Katie 18:35.92 (11) 25 Cross, Kirby 18:51.20 (24) 33 Ezer, Neta 19:00.16 (32) 61 Armsby, Ann 19:40.62 (56) 78 Lentz, Jenny 19:51.84 (72) 84 Chind, Mary 19:59.99 (78) 93 Spoth, Catherine 20:07.35 (85) 106 Dirksen, Misty 20:16.20 201 Koerner, Alice 21:34.12

–GT–

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