Guelph Gryphons

Gryphon women shine in Alabama cross-country meet

TUSCALOOSA, AL. — The Guelph Gryphons placed four runners in the top 25 of the women’s 5.9-kilometre cross-country race at the University of Alabama’s Crimson Classic on the weekend.

Heather Petrick was third in 20 minutes, 23.1 seconds while Katelyn Ayers was fifth in 20:41.5, Katrina Allison was 19th in 21:21.2 and Cheryse Mitton was 23rd in 21:24.5.

Katy Kunc of Kentucky won in 20:15.2 while Veronica Eder of Auburn was second in 20:20.1.

Of the other Gryphs, Sophie Watts was 34th in 21:39.7, Danielle Jossinet was 40th in 21:44.8, Madeline Yungblut 49th in 21:49.2, Kelsey Serviss 60th in 22:00.0, Mackenzie Cameron 68th in 22:05.7 and Charlotte Ward 134th in 23:06.0.

Alfred Chelanga of Shorter won the 8.1-kilometre men’s race in 23:47.4 while Antibahs Kosgei of Alabama was second in 24:14.1 and Jacob Thomson of Kentucky was third in 24:18.3.

Mark Patton led the Gryphs as he finished 27th in 25:24.7. He was followed by Brayden Seneca in 29th in 25:28.4, Ben Workman 32nd in 25:31.9, Mitch Ubene 37th in 25:35.9, Kyle Madden 54th in 25:50.4, Andrew Shepherd 58th in 25:53.7, Jason Wilson 112th in 26:33.3, Jeff Thornber 121st in 26:39.4, Brady Graves 133rd in 26:47.7 and Cael Wishart 182nd in 27:25.1.

A total of 29 schools fielded teams of five or larger in both the men’s and women’s classes.

Using the top five from each school as the runners who scored points for their teams, the Gryphs won the unofficial women’s team title with 84 points while Alabama was second at 94 and Kentucky third at 121.

The Gryphs tied for third with Texas-Arlington in the men’s unofficial team standings with 179 points apiece. Kentucky was first with 85 and Georgia second with 103.

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