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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Augusta State women's cross country team finished 16th late Saturday night in the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic at Mike Rose Complex.

In an event that finished after 1:00 a.m. (EDT), the men's team fared better in a field that featured 23 teams and 11 from the Division I ranks. The Jags took seventh place behind a 14th-place finish from junior Dustin Ross at 21:43.89. Jaiden Brandt was 23rd, followed by Matt Johnson (59th), Preston Jones (60th), Jimmy Spencer (73rd), Josh Stockton (79th) and Shane Huckeba (89th).

Racing in slow, muddy conditions due to rain from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac, and delayed by lightning, freshman Ashley Smith paced the Lady Jaguars in the 5K event. She crossed the finish line with a time of 21:22.44 – good for a team-best 68th-place finish -- while fellow freshman Jordan Humphrey was 81st. Also counting for ASU were sophomore Stephanie Cipollone (91st), senior Celia Kresser (95th), junior Camille Jackson (107th) and junior Alicia Connolly (109th).

The race marked the season opener for both ASU cross country squads.

ASU is back in action in two weeks at the Mountain Dew Invitational, hosted by the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla.

Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic
Mike Rose Complex -- Memphis, Tenn.
Hosted by Christian Brothers University
Women -- 5K
Men -- 4 miles
Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012

Augusta State Women's Individual Results

68. Ashley Smith, Fr.............. 21:22.44
81. Jordan Humphrey, Fr........ 21:47.80
91. Stephanie Cipollone, So..... 22:21.35
95. Celia Kresser, Sr.............. 22:27.23
107. Camille Jackson, Jr........... 23:07.58
109. Alicia Connolly, Jr............ 23:10.25

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Augusta State Men's Individual Results

14. Dustin Ross, Jr................ 21:43.89
23. Jaiden Brandt, Jr.............. 21:59.38
59. Matt Johnson, Jr............... 22:56.57
60. Preston Jones, Fr.............. 22:57.02
73. Jimmy Spencer, So........... 23:14.44
79. Josh Stockton, Fr.............. 23:20.57
89. Shane Huckeba, Jr........... 23:34.55
131. Bryce Conway, So............ 24:06.12
159. Clay Holton, Sr............... 24:49.12

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