Nov. 9, 2012
Complete Men's Results
Complete Women's Results
VERONA, Wisc. - The University of Cincinnati men's and women's cross country teams competed Friday afternoon at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course in Verona, Wisc.
The women's team ran their 6k race first and with a top six consisting of four sophomores and two freshmen, placed 19th which is identical to their finish last season at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional. The Bearcats were once gain paced by No. 1 sophomore runner Emily Clay who turned in a 69th place finish with a time of 21:50. The 69th place finish for Clay is identical to her finish last year at the Great Lakes Regional as well, where she was the second UC runner to cross the finish line with a time of 22:06.1. Rounding out the top 100 was freshman Anne Pace with a time of 22:14. Pace was followed by sophomore Kaitlyn Meyer in 114th place with a time of 22:25, freshman Alex Mahle with a time of 22:42 and a 130th place finish and sophomore Ashley Earman with a 140th place finish and a time of 22:51.
The men's team followed with a 13th place finish in their 10k race. A strong, top 30 performance was once again turned in by No. 1 sophomore runner Colin Cotton who placed 29th with a time of 31:53. Three additional Bearcats placed in the top 100 with senior Chase Beckmann coming in with a time of 32:25 and a 56th place finish, while junior Eric Hauser placed 86th with a time of 33:04 and junior Evan Baum placed 90th with a time of 33:06.
Despite being hampered by injuries once again this season, the 2012 edition of the Great Lakes Regional resulted in some great improvements for a few of the veteran Bearcats runners. Beckmann improved upon his 91st place finish from last season at regional, while Baum also took a step up from his 108th place finish the year prior.