Sept. 9, 2006
IOWA CITY, IA –
The University of Iowa cross country teams hosted the Hawkeye Open on the Ashton Cross Country Course with 3,000-meter and 6,000-meter races. The women scored wins over Syracuse and Loyola with newcomer Diane Nukuri breaking the course record and school record of 10:25 with a time of 9.47.89. Hawkeye junior Meghan Armstrong set the school and course record (10:25) in 2005. Syracuse’s Jeff Scull (18:37.56) took first place in the men’s race, while Iowa was lead by a fifth place finish from sophomore Andy Napier (18:50.46).
The women’s team put together a solid finish on the day with performances from Nukuri, Armstrong (10:01.04, 2nd), senior Shannon Stanley (10:25.21, 4th), redshirt freshman Krista Anderson (10:25.80, 5th), and junior Racheal Marchand (10:29.94, 6th). Other runners for the women were freshman Chrissy Schaefer (10:52.44, 18th), junior Molly Esche (10:53.94,20th), freshman Katie Ellis (10:57.68, 22th), sophomore Jennifer Docherty (11:07.23, 26th), and sophomore Rachel Hawks (11:30.26).
A youthful squad represented the men’s team well on their home course. Napier, freshman Jesse Luciano (18:50.46, 6th), redshirt freshman Tommy Tate (19:12.36, 11th), sophomore Blake Schlotzhauer (19:12.85, 12th), and sophomore Alex Webster (19:41.00, 16th) all contributed to the second place finish. Redshirt freshmen Jay Renaud (19:44.69, 17th) and Brendan Camplin (20:14.66, 22nd) were both close behind.
The Hawkeye men’s next competition will be September 23 at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, MN. The Iowa women’s next meet will be September 30 at the Auburn Invitational in Auburn, AL.