Georgetown News
Cross Country - Sat, Oct. 13, 2012

Georgetown College men's and women's cross country teams destroyed the hilly course and blew all the competition away Friday in Frankfort.

The Tigers see a bright future coming off near perfect races in the Kentucky State meet. The women had six of the top seven runners, while the men had seven of the top 11. Tayler Gador won the race to lead the women in a perfect score 15 points. Cole Cisneros won the men's race and the men finished close to perfection with a 20.

"It was an awesome day," said Tiger men's coach Todd McDaniel. "It was a tough course, very hilly. But, it is exactly what Betsy (Laski, women's coach) felt was coming for these young teams. We need to use this and build on it heading into the last couple of races of the season."

Following Godar, was sophomores Mary Jefferson and Rachel Ditto then junior Elisha Overpeck and sophomore Marissa Hale rounded out the top five finishers. Kentucky State's Denita Brown snuck in to break up the Tigers' string of runners and GC freshman Kristen Just finished seventh.

"It was amazing," Laski said. "I'm so excited for this team. They ran well together and ran well personally. That is the goal."

Kelsey Gregory finished in 15th to round out the women runners Friday.

Cole potentially set a course record. A year ago the race was run in just more than 29 minutes, but the GC freshman ran it in 27:57. Morehouse's Nicholas Hall finished second ahead of Sam Heaton, Brandon Pulliam and Pate Anderson for GC. Morehouse got in there again as Jaifus Ingram and Michael Wooton bookended Joseph Richey in ninth. Jacob Hanser finished 11th.

"I knew this race would be a really good one for us," McDaniel said. "I could see it coming and our toughest competition would be Morehouse."

Chris Bartlett and Nickolas Slucher finished 13th and 14th and Antonio Graham was 16th to finish out GC's top 20 runners. Zach Fuqua, 36th, and Reid Stivers, 41st, were the final two Tigers.

Both teams return to action next Saturday at the Southeast Classic.

 
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