September 22, 2012

Cross Country Continues to Improve at Virginia/Panorama Farms Invite

Men's Final Results        Women's Final Results

EVENT: Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational

HOW IT HAPPENED:
Men's Race

  • The VCU men's cross country team finished in ninth place at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational on Saturday morning.

  • The Rams were paced by senior Brenden Leavitt who finished 35th overall. Leavitt beat his time from the William & Mary Invitational, and finished with a 25:27.

  • The Black and Gold also had strong performances from sophomores Mohamed Adam and Samuel Hush, they ran a 26:26 and 27:07, respectively.

  • Sophomore Matthew Earman also improved his time from a weekend ago. He finished with time of 27:24.

  • Rounding out the Rams top six was senior Justin Kendall, he finished with a 27:46.

Women's Results

  • The VCU Women's Cross Country team placed five runners in the top 50, and finished in sixth place in the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational.

  • The Rams were led by freshmen Lindsey Bradshaw and Brianna Krumholz who finished in 37th and 38th place, respectively. Bradshaw finished with a time of 21:31, while Krumholz finished at 21:45.

  • Sophomore Niema Eaves finished just two spots behind Krumholz in 40th place. The Brooklyn, N.Y. native ran a 22:02.

  • Rounding out the Rams in the top 50 were junior Kelsey Cox and freshman Samantha Florimo. Cox finished with a time of 22:44 and Florimo finished with a time of 24:01.

RESULTS:
Men's Results
35th- Brenden Leavitt, 25:27
59th- Mohamded Adam, 26:26
70th- Sam Hush, 27:07
73rd- Matthew Earman, 27:24
76th- Justin Kendall, 27:46
80th- Corey Scott, 28:48
81st- Khalid Khamis, 29:08
83rd- Berham McDowell, 29:42

Women's Results
37th- Lindsey Bradshaw, 21:31
38th- Brianna Krumholz, 21:45
40th- Niema Eaves, 22:02
43rd- Kelsey Cox, 22:44
48th- Samantha Florimo, 24:01
51st- Jennifer Brooks, 24:58

QUOTABLE:
"Today was another good effort from our athletes. On the men's side three of our top five guys improved our average time by almost a second. That is a pretty good improvement from the William & Mary meet on a tougher course at Virginia."
-Coach Jon Riley on the men's performance

"The women got better and made some strides today. They are a young group, and we are getting better each time out."
-Coach Jon Riley on the women's performance

WHAT'S AHEAD:
The men's and women's cross country teams will head to Lehigh University on Friday Sept. 28. The Rams will compete in the Paul Shore Invitational starting at 10 a.m.

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