Baum Leads Men's Program to Runner-Up Finish at AAC Championships

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Nov. 2, 2013

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RESULTS: Men | Women

MEN'S TEAM RESULTS
  1. Louisville
28
  2. Cincinnati
75
  3. Memphis
77
  4. Connecticut
94
  5. Houston
95
  6. Rutgers
147
  7. Temple
202
  8. USF
227

WOMEN'S TEAM RESULTS
  1. SMU
29
  2. Louisville
61
  3. Connecticut
79
  4. UCF
142
  5. Rutgers
150
  6. USF
165
  7. Memphis
173
  8. Temple
203
  9. Houston
225
 10. Cincinnati
231

For the first time in 10 years, the University of Cincinnati men’s cross country program finished top three at a conference meet. A foursome of seniors led the Bearcats to a second place finish at the American Athletic Conference Championships. The women’s team showcased three personal-best times and finished 10th.


The senior class led the way for Cincinnati as the Bearcats’ top four runners were seniors. Evan Baum paced the pack crossing the finish line in a personal-best time of 23:42.54 to claim sixth place. Kevin Fink and Oliver Book worked together for much of the 8K race and finished 13th and 14th, both recording personal-best times. Eric Hauser completed the quartet of seniors by taking 18th place and also running a record time.

“It was an outstanding performance by all of our guys, and I’m proud of how they all ran on this fast course,” said head coach Kris Mack. “Evan Baum led the way and ran under 24 minutes for the first time in his career. But the biggest surprise came from Greg Sanders, who ran an amazing race, and was what I think the deciding factor in us finishing second.”

Prior to today’s second place finish, Cincinnati had not finished in the top three since 2003 when they claimed second at the Conference USA Championships.

Arguably the most important finish came from the Bearcats fifth runner, Greg Sanders. The junior was coming down the home stretch and picked off a couple runners to take 24th place. Ultimately, Sanders’ gutsy finish ended up being the deciding factor in UC finishing second since one of the runners he passed was from Memphis, who finished just two points behind the Bearcats.

“The race that Greg ran today was outstanding,” said Associate Head Coach Sam Burroughs. “We practiced finishing our races all week, so when I saw him with about 200 meters from the finish, I yelled ‘this is what we practiced’. At that moment, he gave it all he had and picked off a few runners before the finish. Without his performance, we don’t finish in second place.”

Louisville was crowned the inaugural AAC Champion. The Cardinals placed four runners in the top 10 with their top two runners finishing first and second. Memphis came in third with a point total of 77, just two points behind the Bearcats. Connecticut and Houston rounded out the top five.

Ashley Earman led the way for the UC women’s team, who took 10th. The junior clocked in at 22:09.59, which is a new personal-best time, and finished 27th overall.

Junior Lauren Goodwin had an outstanding day as she took nearly two minutes off her previous best 6K time. She crossed the line in 23:16.88 and finished 46th, respectively.

SMU won the women’s race with a point total of 29. All five of the Mustangs’ scorers finished in the top 10. Louisville was the runner-up with 61 points.

Both programs have the next week off to prepare for the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Madison, Wis. on Nov. 15.


 

 

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