Women's Cross Country Friday Finale

Updated 10/20/2006

Women’s Cross Country Friday Finale


Kent State Places Fourth at Kent State Short Course Classic
With most of the top runners resting in preparation for next week's Mid-American Conference Championships, a select group of the Kent State University women's cross country team competed against West Virginia, Akron and Cleveland State at the annual Kent State Short Course Classic on Friday (Oct. 20) at the KSU Golf Course.
The Golden Flashes placed fourth in the four-team event with 98 points.
West Virginia had the top four individual finishers and won the event with 17 points, easily outdistancing second-place Akron (41).  Cleveland State finished third (89).
Junior Suzi  Spettel was the top KSU finisher, placing 17th with a time of 12:19.2 over the 3,000-meter course.  Sophomore Meliss DiPanfilo finished one spot behind here in 12:20.6.  Freshman Kelly Gephart was close behind in 19th place at 12:23.1.
West Virginia's Marie Louise Asselin finished first individually with a time of 10:45.6.
Both the Kent State women and men, who were idle this weekend, will travel to Upstate New York next weekend for the 2006 MAC Championships at Buffalo on Saturday, Oct. 28.
Eastern Michigan’s Angela Martines places 13th at EMU Classic
The Eastern Michigan University men's and women's cross country teams ran in their first and only home meet this season at the EMU Fall Classic Friday here at Hudson Mills Metropark. Eastern's Matt Willing (Flint, Mich.- Powers) finished with the best time for the men's team in the 10k (3rd place, 32:04) and Angela Martinez (Milan, Mich.- Milan) lead the way for the women's team in the 5k (13th place, 19:25). There was no team scoring in either event.

Former Eastern Michigan University runner Gavin Thompson won the men's event with a time of 30:15 while Andrea Parker won the women's event with a time of 17:20.

Both the men's and women's teams will head to Buffalo, N.Y. for the Mid-American Conference Championship Saturday, Oct.28. The meet will begin at 10 a.m.

With most of the top runners resting in preparation for next week's Mid-American Conference Championships, a select group of the Kent State University women's cross country team competed against West Virginia, Akron and Cleveland State at the annual Kent State Short Course Classic on Friday (Oct. 20) at the KSU Golf Course.The Golden Flashes placed fourth in the four-team event with 98 points.West Virginia had the top four individual finishers and won the event with 17 points, easily outdistancing second-place Akron (41).  Cleveland State finished third (89).Junior Suzi  Spettel was the top KSU finisher, placing 17th with a time of 12:19.2 over the 3,000-meter course.  Sophomore Meliss DiPanfilo finished one spot behind here in 12:20.6.  Freshman Kelly Gephart was close behind in 19th place at 12:23.1.West Virginia's Marie Louise Asselin finished first individually with a time of 10:45.6.Both the Kent State women and men, who were idle this weekend, will travel to Upstate New York next weekend for the 2006 MAC Championships at Buffalo on Saturday, Oct. 28.The Eastern Michigan University men's and women's cross country teams ran in their first and only home meet this season at the EMU Fall Classic Friday here at Hudson Mills Metropark. Eastern's finished with the best time for the men's team in the 10k (3rd place, 32:04) and lead the way for the women's team in the 5k (13th place, 19:25). There was no team scoring in either event.Former Eastern Michigan University runner Gavin Thompson won the men's event with a time of 30:15 while Andrea Parker won the women's event with a time of 17:20.Both the men's and women's teams will head to Buffalo, N.Y. for the Mid-American Conference Championship Saturday, Oct.28. The meet will begin at 10 a.m.


Courtesy of MAC Sports Information