UKXC Women's Team, Kunc Win Bluegrass Invitational

Results

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Katy Kunc won her second race individually on the trot to lead the Kentucky women’s cross country team to a second straight dual-meet team win at the annual Bluegrass Invitational on Saturday at Masterson Station Park.

EKU won the men’s quad meet with 24 points. Illinois placed second, Kentucky – led by Jacob Thomson’s second-place individual finish – placed third and Bellarmine was fourth. 

Women’s race report
Kunc repeated as Bluegrass Invitational Champion, running 17:06.20, .40 seconds better than her time at the same meet a year ago.

Kunc also won the Wildcat Opener and then Bluegrass Opener to start her 2015 season, which saw her earn All Southeast-Region honors.

The Wildcats had the top four finishers and 10 of the top 11. Kentucky scored 16 points to Bellarmine’s 47 (cross country team scores are calculated by adding up the numeric value of each team’s top-five individual place finishes). 

Amy Hansen was second overall in 17:57.20. Caroline McCaslin was third in 18:08.90, Aundrea Busse was fourth in 16:12.10, and Jill Weston was sixth overall – UK’s No. 5 finisher – in 18:23.30.

Men’s race report
Thomson edged Illinois’ Jonathan Davis for second place in 24:32.50.

EKU’s Eric Rotich repeated as meet champion, running 24:30.50. 

Illinois got the better of Kentucky in the team competition, scoring 47 to Kentucky’s 73.

Thomson ran 24:32.50. Mick Iacofano was UK’s No. 2 finisher – 14th overall – in 25:03.40. Ben Young finished 19th in 25:28.50, and reigning Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week Brennan Fields was 20th in 25:31.30. Daniel Southard rounded out UK’s scorers placing 22nd overall in 25:37.60.

Future outlook
Kentucky will take off next weekend, before embarking on its first road meet of the season at the Texas A&M Invitational Sept. 24.

Women’s team results

1

Kentucky

16

 

2

Bellarmine

47

Women’s individual results (UK only)

Athlete

Score

Time

1

Katy Kunc

1

17:06.2

2

Amy Hansen

2

17:57.2

3

Caroline McCaslin

3

18:08.9

4

Aundrea Busse

4

18:12.1

6

Jill Weston

6

18:23.3

7

Caitlin Shepard

7

18:29.0

8

Avery Bussjager

8

18:34.7

9

Whitney O'Bryan

--

18:35.2

10

Emory Griffin

--

18:54.2

11

Sarah Crawford

--

19:03.0

13

Claire Crosby

--

19:31.4


Men’s team Results

1

EKU

24

2

Illinois

47

3

Kentucky

73

4

Bellarmine

105

Men’s individual results (winner and UK only)

Athlete

Score

Time

1

Erick Rotich (EKU)

1

24:30.5

2

Jacob Thomson

2

24:32.5

14

Mick Iacofano

14

25:03.4

19

Ben Young

18

25:28.5

20

Brennan Fields

19

25:31.3

22

Daniel Southard

20

25:37.6

24

Matthew Thomas

21

25:52.9

26

Gabe Harm

22

26:02.2

28

Cole Dowdy

--

26:07.7

33

Spencer Hrycay

--

26:32.2

36

Tim Layten

--

27:08.3

37

Tanner Dowdy

--

27:14.7

39

Raine Wireman

--

28:09.1

 

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