LSU's Philip Primeaux
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Cross Country Competes at Crimson Classic
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Published: October 18, 2013, 11:24 PM (CT)
Updated: October 21, 2013, 09:03 AM (CT)
by Jordan Bergeron, Student Assistant SID

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Junior Philip Primeaux finished 53rd overall and led the Tigers to a 13th-place finish in the men’s 8k with 376 points, while junior Andria Aguilar finished 51st to cross the finish line first for the Lady Tigers for the fourth straight race, as she led her squad to a 17th-place finish in the women’s 5k with 438 points at the Harry Pritchett Running Course.
 
Primeaux, the team’s leading point-scorer at 51 points, crossed the finish line at 26 minutes, 5.32 seconds. Other top finishers for the men included sophomore Travis Pope, who finished 73rd at 26:24.4 and junior William Wiesler, who placed 83rd with a time of 26:31.88.
 
The Tigers had five runners achieve new personal records. Junior Philip Dempsey (26:45.37), sophomore Travis Pope (26:24.4), redshirt freshman Kevin Kirchner (29:26.64) and freshmen Buck Baker (28:54.41) and Joseph St. Cyr (26:59.72) all accomplished this feat.
 
Ty McCormack (24:26.99) from Auburn took the men’s crown while spearheading his team to a first-place overall finish.
 
Aguilar, the team’s leading point-scorer at 50 points, crossed the finish line in 18 minutes, 22.87 seconds, a new personal record for the Metairie native. Aguilar was followed by freshman Ashley Welborn, who placed 80th with a time of 18:50.82 and redshirt freshman Chaiss Matthews, who crossed the finish line 102nd overall, clocking 19:11.63.
 
Including Aguilar, Matthews and Welborn, the Lady Tigers saw eight out of 10 runners best previous personal records in the race. The Lady Tigers that celebrated this feat were junior Michelle Mobley (20:32.46); redshirt freshmen Meghan Charbonnet (19:26.4) and Elizabeth Dunning (20:56.5); and freshmen Danielle Avery (20:31.2) and Jenna Walker (19:38.5).
 
Chelsea Blaase (17:21.19) from Tennesse took home the women’s crown, but Alabama’s home course advantage proved to be too much, as Alabama took home the team title with 54 points.
 
“We had a lot of personal bests,” cross country head coach Khadevis Robinson said. “If everyone runs a personal best [at SEC Championships], then I will be happy.”
 
Following the Crimson Classic, the Tigers and Lady Tigers will take a week off from competition before traveling east to Gainesville, Fla., for the second time this season where they will compete in the SEC Championships on Nov. 1. The meet will be held at the Mark Bostick Golf Course with the men’s race starting at 8 a.m. CDT and the women’s race immediately following at 9 a.m.
 
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TEAM RESULTS
 
Men (Top 10 and LSU)
1. Auburn – 45
2. Texas-Arlington – 85
3. Stephen F. Austin – 105
4. Mississippi State – 110
5. Belmont – 128
6. Rice – 155
7. Alabama – 175
8. Samford – 183
9. Houston – 224
10. South Alabama – 269
13. LSU - 376

Women (Top 10 and LSU)
1. Alabama – 54
2. Mississippi State – 80
3. Tennessee – 97
4. Auburn – 122
5. Texas-Arlington – 188
6. Vanderbilt – 196
7. Belmont – 211
8. Stephen F. Austin – 246
9. Southern Miss. – 248
10. Florida State – 258
17. LSU - 438
 
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
Men (Winner and LSU only)
1. Ty McCormack (Auburn) 24:26.99; 53. Philip Primeaux 26:05.32; 73. Travis Pope 26:24.4; 83. William Wiesler 26:31.88; 94. Philip Dempsey 26:45.37; 105. Joseph St. Cyr 26:59.72; 115. Aaron Koenck 27:20.61; 145. Bryan Mutell 28:13.11; 160. Buck Baker 28:54.41; 165. Kevin Kirchner 29:26.64.
 
Women (Winner and LSU only)
1. Chelsea Blaase (Tennessee) 17:21.19; 51. Andria Aguilar 18:22.87; 80. Ashley Welborn 18:50.82; 102. Chaiss Matthews 19:11.63; 114. Meghan Charbonnet 19:26.37; 123. Jenna Walker 19:38.54; 129. Morgan Schuetz 19:47.57; 160. Danielle Avery 20:31.21; 161. Michelle Mobley 20:32.46; 173. Elizabeth Dunning 20:56.48; 190. Katie Stevenson 21:36.31.

 

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