Weekly Report - Week 1.qxp by SonnyWoodcock


									             2009 Cross Country Weekly Notebook (week ending 9/26)
2009 SEC Together We CAN Drive:
Team Notes

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Men’s and Women’s cross country were off this weekend but will compete next at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, Sat., Oct. 3. In Madison,
Wis., the men’s 8K race will start at 11 a.m. and the women’s 5K race will follow at 11:45 a.m. The men’s squad is currently ranked 18th in
the USTFCCCA poll. After the Missouri Southern Stampede on Sept. 19, junior Lane Boyer was named the SEC Runner of the Week and
Alyssa Allison and Solomon Haile were named the SEC Freshmen of the Week.

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Leading the LSU men’s team for the second week in a row was sophomore Cullen Doody, who clocked a 27:19.01, good for 16th place.
Also placing in the top 25 for LSU was junior Kyle Hecker, whose 27:45.42 earned a 21st place finish, and freshman Kyle Steele, who clocked
a 27:50.50 and earned a 23rd place finish. Hecker and Steele each clocked season-best times.

On the women’s side, the Lady Tigers were paced by sophomore Jenna Henssler’s 13th place time of 19:58.49. Following right behind
Henssler in 14th place was freshman Charlene Lipsey, who clocked a 20:00.69. Also finishing in the top 25 for LSU were sophomores Laura
Carleton and Amber Abbott, who clocked times of 20:38.06, and 20:41.49, respectively. Carleton’s time earned her 22nd place, while
Abbott finished 24th.

Ole Miss
The Ole Miss cross country team did not compete over the weekend. The Rebels were originally scheduled to host the PRE-SEC Invitational
at the Ole Miss Golf Course, but heavy rains and poor running conditions at the site forced the cancellation of the meet. The Rebels return
to action Oct. 3 when Ole Miss travels to Louisville, Ky., to take part in the Greater Louisville Classic.

Mississippi State
Did not compete

South Carolina
Did not compete

The Vols collected their first team victory since 2005, taking the title at the Colonial Inter-Regional Challenge in Williamsburg, Va., on Sept.
26…For the second straight weekend, the UT men finished ahead of a ranked squad…This time it was No. 15 host William & Mary, which
was running without some of its top competitors…UT was in action minus its meet-one leader, Peter Sigilai…This time around, it was junior
Michael Spooner pacing the Big Orange, as he made his season debut with a 25:37.8 readout to place second in the 87-runner field…Junior
Steve Fassino also posted a top-10 outcome for Tennessee, placing eighth in 26:07.2…It was the top collegiate career finish for both of those
guys, as Spooner’s previous best had been a sixth-place effort at the Colonial last season, while Fassino’s had been a 15th-place performance
at the 2007 Tennessee Invitational…Tennessee will run in the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday, marking the fifth consecutive visit to
that meet…The Vols were fifth at the competition in 2008 and won the event in their inaugural trip in 2005.
The Tennessee women were idle over the weekend and will now turn their thoughts toward Friday’s Brooks Paul Short Run in Bethlehem,
Pa….Lehigh University hosts the meet on its Goodman Campus Course, and the Lady Vols will be making their seventh consecutive appear-
ance in the 6,000-meter women’s competition…The Big Orange squad was sixth a year ago and was the team champion back in 2004…Jackie
Areson is UT’s top returning finisher from the 2008 Paul Short meet, posting a 27th-place result in 21:07…The senior has paced Tennessee
in its first two meets, winning at the Belmont-VU Opener and finishing fourth at the Crimson Classic…She was named Lady Vol Athlete of
the Week after her Sept. 18 effort in Tuscaloosa…Junior Brittany Sheffey has run second for Team Orange in both of her races in 2009.

The Vanderbilt men’s cross country team was off last week as they prepared and trained for its next competition. The Commodores will return
to the course on October 3 when they compete at the Louisville Invitational.

The Vanderbilt women's cross country team was off last week as they prepared and trained for its next competition. The Commodores will
return to the course on October 3 when they compete at the Louisville Invitational.

(week ending Sept. 27)
LSU (M) at LSU Invitational, 8K
Team Finish: 3rd of 13
16. Cullen Doody           27:19.01
21. Kyle Hecker            27:45.42
23. Kyle Steele            27:50.50
26. Tim Landry             27:55.50
29. Frank Bohn             27:59.69
30. Luke Dessauer          27:59.96
32. Sean Swanner           28:03.27
36. Kenneth Schiffman      28:22.24
38. Paras Shah             28:30.35
51. Roger Cooke            29:25.98
59. Sadiki White           30:11.54

LSU (W) at LSU Invitational, 5K
Team Finish: 4th of 16
13. Jenna Henssler        19:58.49
14. Charlene Lipsey       20:00.69
22. Laura Carleton        20:38.06
24. Amber Abbott          20:41.49
29. Kayann Thompson       20:55.78
47. Lauren Ybarzabal      21:49.33
49. Amal Esmail           22:01.27
61. Devon Williams        22:42.06
74. Jessica Deutsch       23:31.43

Tennessee (M) at Colonial   Inter-regional Challenge, 8K
Team Finish: 1st of 8
2. Michael Spooner          25:37.8
8. Steve Fassino            26:07.2
12. Chris Bodary            26:14.6
13. Mike Brodsky            26:15.9
14. Leoule Degfae           26:15.9
20. Chris Kane              26:34.3
26. David Clabo             26:50.3
32. Stuart Chandler         27:22.0
35. Spenser Tipton          27:24.3
44. Tom Gilmartin           27:41.4
47. Daniel Porter           27:59.5
48. Joe Franklin            28:12.0

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