Fast Times Not Enough for Wyoming in Louisville

Oct. 17, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -

Meet Results

Several Cowboys and Cowgirls ran record times at Saturday’s Louisville Pre-National Invite, but it wasn’t enough for the University of Wyoming men’s and women’s cross country teams against multiple ranked squads at Tom Sawyer State Park.

Sophomore Kerry White ran 20:49 over the 6-kilometer course for the third-fastest time in Cowgirl history, but the Wyoming women finished 38th in the 45-team field. No. 5 Michigan edged out No. 2 Colorado and No. 4 Oregon for the team title. Junior Megan Brunette also had a race for the ages, as she ran 21:08 for 11th in Cowgirl history and 99th on Saturday. She was followed by sophomore Lauren Hamilton in 21:51 for 219th, while junior Cassidy Meade was 238th in 22:00. Freshmen Isabella Pape and Kiah Leonard rounded out UW’s runners in 22:09 and 22:33 for 262nd and 290th, respectively. The Cowgirls were without senior Audra DeStefano due to illness and junior Ali Walker, who didn’t finish the race due to a leg injury.

It was more of the same for Wyoming in the men’s race. Senior Aaron Derner completed the 8-kilometer course in 24:24, good for 10th in Cowboy history, but the Cowboys placed 34th of 42 in the team race. No. 1 Colorado won the team title over No. 3 Oregon and No. 13 Arkansas. Sophomore Jonah Henry was UW’s second runner at 24:40 for 155th, while senior Amos Bowen was one second behind in 159th. Senior Dylan Morin placed 168th in 24:43, redshirt freshman Ricky Faure was 203rd in 24:57, junior Alex Pawlak 222nd in 25:03 and redshirt freshman Jesse Gray 275th in 25:45. Several of Wyoming’s runners fell around the 400-meter mark, as a large group of runners went down early in the race.

Wyoming returns to action at the Mountain West Championships on Oct. 30 in Reno, Nev.

2015 Louisville Pre-National Invite
Men’s Team Results

1. No. 1 Colorado - 89
2. No. 3 Oregon - 151
3. No. 13 Arkansas - 164
4. No. 13 UTEP - 197
5. No. 10 Georgetown - 214
34. Wyoming - 804

Wyoming Men Individual Results
119. Aaron Derner – 24:24
155. Jonah Henry – 24:40
159. Amos Bowen – 24:41
168. Dylan Morin – 24:43
203. Ricky Faure – 24:57
222. Alex Pawlak – 25:03
275. Jesse Gray – 25:45

Women’s Team Results
1. No. 5 Michigan - 131
2. No. 2 Colorado - 151
3. No. 4 Oregon - 175
4. No. 9 Stanford - 244
5. RV Mississippi State - 247
38. Wyoming – 852

Wyoming Women Individual Results
54. Kerry White – 20:49
99. Megan Brunette – 21:08
219. Lauren Hamilton – 21:51
238. Cassidy Meade – 22:00
262. Isabella Pape – 22:09
290. Kiah Leonard – 22:33