Oct. 13, 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Kentucky women's cross country team produced a 12th-place performance behind both Cally Macumber and Chelsea Oswald's top-25 individual finishes at NCAA Pre-Nationals on Saturday.
Macumber raced across the challenging E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park 6,000 meter course in 20:09.00 to notch her fourth top-10 finish in as many meets this season.
Oswald joined her teammate among the elite finishers with a time of 20:32.70. The senior now has a top-25 result to her name at all four competitions so far in 2012.
Anna Bostrom also showed off eye-catching form stopping the clock at 20:59.10 to round out the top-50 performers from UK. Allison Peare crossed the line with an 81st-place time 21:25.80.
The Wildcats impressed overall against numerous national-ranked teams testing the NCAA Championships host site.
"The ladies ran solid today," women's cross country coach Hakon DeVries said. "We lacked a little depth and that hurt us in a field of this caliber. Cally and Chelsea were very good for us up front and Anna Bostrom had a fantastic breakout race. The SEC Championships will be an exciting day."
Luis Orta led the UK men with a 30th-place time of 23:53.40 lowering his previous season-best 8K performance by more than 13 seconds. The Wildcats finished in 12th-place overall.
The next Wildcats to finish the men's race were Adam Kahleifeh in 119th (24:37.80),
Walter Luttrell in 120th (24:37.80) and Stacey Eden in 169th (25.01.40).
The Kentucky cross country teams return to action on Oct. 26 for the SEC Championships in Nashville, Tenn.
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E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park
Louisville, Ky. | Oct. 13, 2012
Women's Team Results (6K):
1. Florida State - 72
2. Oregon - 87
3. Michigan - 141
12. Kentucky - 338
Men's Team Results (8K):
1 Colorado - 72
2. BYU - 127
3. Oregon - 152
25. Kentucky - 642
Kentucky Women's Individual Results (overall finish):
8. Cally Macumber - 20:09.00
23. Chelsea Oswald - 20:32.70
43. Anna Bostrom - 20:59.10
81. Allison Peare - 21:25.80
183. Hiruni Wijayaratne - 22:20.90
200. Katherine Doyle - 22:36.50
253. Megan Wright - 23:50.70
Kentucky Men's Individual Results (overall finish):
30. Luis Orta - 23:53.40
119. Adam Kahleifeh - 24:37.80
120. Walter Luttrell - 24:37.80
169. Stacey Eden - 25.01.40
204. Mackay Wilson - 25:18.80
231. Matt Hillenbrand - 24:40.80
268. James Brown - 26:56.0