Cross Country - Sat, Sep. 15, 2012
Georgetown College men's and women's cross country went
to Cedarville University Saturday to check out the competition of what they
could be facing when the Tigers enter the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.
The women finished sixth out of 12 teams and Indiana
Wesleyan and University of the Cumberlands were the lone NAIA teams ahead of
them. The men finished seventh out of nine teams with the same NAIA schools
"It was a good day," said women's coach Betsy Laski. "We
just have to keep taking steps forward. It is hard to explain the sport to
those outside, but it isn't really about the finish as much as the time and
seeing our runners getting better."
Laski had her five scoring runners finish inside the top
45 with a 13th place finish for Tayler Godar. The freshman has been leading the
way for Georgetown. In a week, Godar trimmed more than a minute from her time.
At Queen City this past weekend, she came in at 20:31. Saturday she ran a 19:27.
Rachel Ditto was 29th in 20:04. Marissa Hale was 35th in
20:11. Mary Jefferson was 38th in 20:27 and Elisha Overpeck was 53rd in 20:50.
For the men it was their first 8k of the season. Junior
Brandon Pulliam ran a personal best 26:09 to lead the Tigers. His previous best
was 26:33 in 2011 at the Southeast Classic. He finished 14th with two UC and
one Wesleyan runner ahead of him.
Cole Cisneros finished 41st in 27:13. Jon Renneker was 50th
in 27:33. Sam Heaton crossed in 60th in 27:48, while Joe Richey was 69th in
"It was our first 8,000 and so it was good to see where
we are at," said men's coach Todd McDaniel. "I'd like to see some of our middle
runners pushing each other more and getting finishes more in bunches sort of
how we were doing in our 5,000 races. But, I'm pleased to see we were all in
the top 70 runners and this will definitely help at practice."
The Tigers have a week off before heading to the Greater
Louisville Classic on Sept. 29.