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XC Men Take Fourth, Women Finish 16th At Chile Pepper Festival

Eric Anderson
Oct. 3, 2015


With five runners in the top 100, the Baylor men's cross country took fourth at the Chile Pepper Festival at Agri Park Saturday. Meanwhile, the BU women were 16th in the meet hosted by Arkansas.

Eric Anderson led the men's contingent with a 22nd-place finish in 24:21.32 over the 8,000-meter course. JR Hardy was 48th in 24:51.99, while Matt League took 67th in 25:11.43. BU's final two scoring runners, Kyle Scanlan (82nd, 25:22.32) and Jordan West (86th, 25:26.97).

On the women's side, Aubree Miller led the team for a third time this season by placing 74th in 18:04.65 over the 5,000-meter course. Leila Rhode was the next finisher for BU at 171st in 18:55.05.

• The women's other scoring runners were Jessica Purtell (207th, 19:18.04), Lexi Reamer (231st, 19:32.86) and Kasey Kinzel (265th, 19:53.98).
• There were 15 men's teams and 17 women's teams at the meet.
•The women's total point score was 411, while the men scored 156 total points.
•The men finished ahead of conference rival Texas Tech (5th, 169).

"Our guys were admittedly a little tired, but to come in here a little tired and still get the results we were looking for is a positive. I am super pleased with how they raced. Not everyone had the perfect race and we still ran pretty darn well. Having our guys switch spots is ok, because it means that they are all capable. The more capable guys we have, the better we will be. I am excited where we are right now and now we have some time to sit back and train." -- assistant head coach Jon Capron on the men's team

"Aubree ran outstanding today. To see her up that high means she might be able to help our group going to Wisconsin in a couple weeks." -- Capron on Aubree Miller's performance

The men and women are both scheduled to have next weekend off, before the women's top runners return to action Friday, Oct. 16 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational.



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