Cross Country Dominates Field At Azalea City Classic

UABSPORTS.COM UAB won for the second time in as many meets this fall.
UABSPORTS.COM
UAB won for the second time in as many meets this fall.
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Sept. 14, 2013

MOBILE, Ala. ---- UAB's cross country team turned in a dominating performance here Saturday as the Blazers placed five runners in the top seven, and seven in the first 15, en route to a runaway victory at the Azalea City Classic.

Elinor Kirk claimed the individual title for the second time in as many meets this fall as she crossed the 6k finish line in 21:11. Kirk and the Blazers were winners in their first meet two weeks ago at the Troy Invitational.

UAB's 20 points among its first five competitors was 53 points better than runner-up finisher and host South Alabama which totaled 73. Louisiana-Lafayette was third with 96 points.

The Blazers' Kirsty Addy took third place in the individual standings, followed by teammates Kate Brown in fourth (21:31) and Sarah Livett in fifth (5:50). Lauren Scott rounded out UAB's top five scorers as she finished with a time of 21:54.

"Today we executed our team plan," UAB cross country coach Anthony Houchin said. "We packed in well over 6k and ran together for the majority of the race. It's always good to win, but we still have a lot of work to do to accomplish our season goals."

Meanwhile, Rachel Harley and Lindsay Miller placed 12th and 15th, respectively, with times of 22:08 and 22:20. Hannah Coffin was 25th at 25:32.

UAB will be in action again on Friday, Oct. 4 when the Blazers run at the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind.

 

 

2013 Azalea City Classic Results

Team
1. UAB "A" - 20
2. South Alabama "A" - 73
3. Louisiana-Lafayette "A" - 96
4. Alabama State "A" - 104
5. Troy "A" - 106
6. Tulane "A" - 145
7. UAB "B" - 151
8. New Orleans "A" - 201
9. Troy "B" - 215
10. Southeastern Louisiana - 284

Individual Top 15
1. Elinor Kirk, UAB - 21:11
2. Kristin Perry, South Alabama - 21:25
3. Kirsty Addy, UAB - 21:27
4. Kate Brown, UAB - 21:31
5. Sarah Livett, UAB - 21:44
6. Paige Rankine, Alabama State - 21:51
7. Lauren Scott, UAB - 21:54
8. Anna Devitt, UL-Lafayette - 21:58
9. Julia Ostendorf, Troy - 22:05
10. Claire Hodges, UL-Lafayette - 22:08
11. Artrailia Lesane, Alabama State - 22:08
12. Rachel Harley, UAB - 22:08
13. Mkayla Hodges, Troy - 22:17
14. Nicole Durham, South Alabama - 22:19
15. Lindsay Miller, UAB - 22:20

 
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