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XC Men Take 6th, Women 8th At Chile Pepper Festival

Brad Miles


Brad Miles

Oct. 5, 2013

Complete Results


THE RUNDOWN
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -
After battling through muddy conditions and a 75-minute weather delay the Baylor men's cross country team placed sixth, while the women were 8th on Saturday at the Chile Pepper Festival.

Running on an 8K-course, the men were paced by senior Brad Miles, who was 38th overall in a time of 25:31.9. Miles has been the first runner across the finish line for BU in all three of his races this fall. Behind Miles were sophomore Matthew Cochran (25:55.8) and junior Jonathan Tijerina (26:08.03). Sophomore J.R. Hardy (26:08.3) and Derwin Graham (26:13.6) were BU's final two scoring runners finishing 72nd and 77th overall, respectively.

That group tallied a total 161 points, which was 47 points behind LMU for fifth place and 27 points ahead of seventh-place UALR. 

For the women on a 5K-course, Lauren Hierholzer was the top BU runner as she took 83rd in a time of 19:21.3. She was followed by Jenna Henrich (19:37.1) and Gretta Smith (19:44.3), who were 104th and 110th, respectively. Senior Kristina Brown was fourth for the Lady Bears in a time of (19:44.5) to be 113th overall. The final BU scoring runner was Kimberly Walbek, who was 126th in a time of 19:55.4.

Those five runners posted a team score of 230, which was 26 points behind seventh-place Oklahoma.

 HIGHLIGHTS
• Baylor had a total of eight girls competing in the meet, while the men only had seven runners.

STAT OF THE MEET
.02 - The time between when Gretta Smith (19:44.3) and Kristina Brown (19:44.5) crossed the finish line.

TOP QUOTE #1
"While the team result was good on the guy's side we feel like we can run a lot better. The conditions were very tough. We were up to knee deep in mud in a couple of places and it was very hard to pass. The meet managers did a great job pulling the meet off with all the rain that they got." - Baylor assistant coach Jon Capron on the men's result

TOP QUOTE #2
"They did a good job of getting in there and mixing it up. I was really proud of the way they started. They definitely put themselves out there and raced hard. I was pleased with their effort." - Baylor assistant coach Jon Capron on the men's result

WHAT'S NEXT
The Baylor mean and women will be off next weekend, before returning to competition on Oct. 19 at the Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind.


 

 

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