Cross-country takes 15th place at Commodore Classic

Story by Mark McFarland, Contributing writer

Both the men’s and the women’s cross-country teams earned a 15th place finished in their respective fields this past weekend at the Commodore classic in Nashville, Tennessee.

The event took place at Percy Warner Park in Nashville, Tennessee. The men ran an 8k race and the women ran a 5k race.

Head Coach Jenny Swieton was pleased with how the men preformed during the 8k race.

“It was probably our best start in the 8k distance since I have been here,” Swieton said. “They are definitely getting a lot better. As a team they have established some pretty significant goals so there is still a little ways to go.”

Gavin Galanes, sophomore from St. Charles, Missouri, came in 84th overall and first on the team while turning in a time of 26:36.

“The women struggled this weekend. There were some good performances but as a whole the team really needs to improve,” Swieton said.

Brittany Bohn, Mahomet, Illinois, boasted a 61st place finish and her personal best time of 18:13 while teammate Meagan Smith, sophomore from Danville, Kentucky, finished 149th with a time of 19:17.

The team will start preparing for its meet Oct. 2 at Notre Dame.