ETSU cross country set to compete at the Virginia Tech Invite

Thursday, September 13, 2012

BLACKSBURG, Va. (Sept. 13, 2010) – ETSU men’s and women’s cross country return to action on Friday for the Virginia Tech Invitational.  The women’s 6k race kicks off the invitational at 6 p.m., followed by the men’s 8k race at 6:40 p.m.

The Bucs last competed at the Covered Bridge Open on Aug. 31 where the women’s finished in fourth-place overall (107) with the help of junior Chelsea Clark(Fairmont, W. Va.) and freshmen Kaitlyn Hirko (Oley, Pa.).  Clark crossed the finish line in 19:21.7, good for 13th and was quickly followed by newcomer Hirko with a time of 19:22.1. Senior Melissa Peters (Mesa, Ariz.) finished in 23rd, while freshmen duo Jessica Palmer ( Oak Ridge, Tenn.) and Lisa Pallota (Leesburg, Va.) rounded out the top-30 with 28th and 29th place finishes respectively.

On the men’s side, ETSU  took fifth-place led by sophomore Filip Jalovy (Modrice, Czech Republic) who finished 15thwith a time of 26:02.1, but ran 36 seconds faster than last year’s opening meet.  Fellow sophomore Adam Chase(Kingsport, Tenn.) took 22nd with a mark of 26:16.5 and was quickly followed by senior Landon Milhorn (The Woodlands, Texas) who clocked a 26:17.6 time for 23rd-place.  Junior Anders Ludvigsen crossed the finish line in 24th-place while fellow junior Desmond Pierce rounded out the Bucs top-five in 29th-place.

Earlier this week the men's team were tabbed No. 13 in the South Region of U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) regional rankings and were voted third in the lastest A-Sun Coaches Poll.

 For more information regarding Buccaneer cross country, visit www.ETSUBucs.com.

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MSOC ETSU 1 F
Aug 23 Virginia Tech (Exh.) 0
WSOC ETSU 5 F
Aug 24 Tennessee Tech 1
WSOC Appalachian St. 0 F (2OT)
Aug 28 ETSU 1
MCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
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WCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
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Aug 29 California State University, Sacramento 3
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Aug 29 William & Mary 2
VB ETSU 1 Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 30 UNC Charlotte 3
WSOC Campbell 2 2OT
Aug 31 ETSU 3
MSOC ETSU 2 F
Aug 31 VCU 1
WSOC South Carolina St. 1 F
Sep 2 ETSU 6
WSOC Alabama A&M Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 4, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 3:00 p.m. The College of William and Mary
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Sep 6, 12:00 p.m. University of Maryland
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