ASU Runners Shine

ASU Runners Shine

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Augusta State men's and women's cross country squads enjoyed a successful season opener Friday in a dual meet with Georgia College & State.

The Lady Jaguars took first place, while the ASU men's squad, competing for the first time since 2001, finished runnerup to Savannah College of Art and Design by just three points.

The ASU women (32) outpointed SCAD (44) by 12 points to win the meet. Sophomores Holly Keeper and Claudia Nunez-Lopez and junior Lyndsay Nichols finished fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively. Junior Celia Kresser (eighth) and freshman Alicia Connolly (ninth) booked top-10 efforts as well.

In the men's meet, Jaguar senior Simon Hoyden took third individually, while freshman Robert Blackwelder was right behind in fourth place. Freshmen Matthew Johnson and Joey Castillo posted top-10 efforts as well, while fellow frosh Dustin Ross was 14th.

Both Jaguar squads return to action on Saturday, Sept. 25 when they travel to Aiken, S.C., to compete in the USCA Pacer Invitational.

Men's Results
Women's Results