|ASU Runners Shine|
|Lady Jags claim top spot, men's team finishes second|
|Web Posted 9/10/10|
Ga. Ė The Augusta State menís and womenís cross country squads enjoyed a successful season
opener Friday in a dual meet with Georgia College & State.
The Lady Jaguars took first place, while the ASU menís squad, competing for the first time since 2001, finished runnerup to Savannah College of Art and Design by just three points.
The ASU women (32) outpointed SCAD (44) by 12 points to win the meet. Sophomores Holly Keeper and Claudia Nunez-Lopez and junior Lyndsay Nichols finished fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively. Junior Celia Kresser (eighth) and freshman Alicia Connolly (ninth) booked top-10 efforts as well.
In the menís meet, Jaguar senior Simon Hoyden took third individually, while freshman Robert Blackwelder was right behind in fourth place. Freshmen Matthew Johnson and Joey Castillo posted top-10 efforts as well, while fellow frosh Dustin Ross was 14th.
Both Jaguar squads return to action on Saturday, Sept. 25 when they travel to Aiken, S.C., to compete in the USCA Pacer Invitational.