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Kigen, Wyss lead Auburn Cross Country at Louisville Cross Country Classic
Sept. 30, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Auburn cross country wrapped up competition against some of the best teams in the nation at the Louisville Cross Country Classic held at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park on Saturday. The men’s squad ran the 8k while the women ran the 5k.

Junior Brenda Kigen led the way for the women with a 16:55.21 to place 13th while senior Kevin Wyss clocked a 24:31.25 to finish 45th.

“I was very pleased with both the teams today at Louisville,” assistant cross country and track and field coach David Barnett said. “It was an incredibly deep field and I thought that we responded very well. The men were patient and really laid it on the line the second half of the race. They averaged a much faster time as a team than at this meet last year. The women had a great race as well especially considering how many underclassmen we have in the mix. Kevin Wyss and Brenda Kigen both competed at a very high level to once again lead us home. We are in a good place right now with our training and are looking forward to the Crimson Classic in two weeks.”

The men had an average time of 24:53.54 and finished 10th with 349 points. The women averaged 17:43.59 and finished 13th.

Seniors Wesley Curles (24:41.94) and Coleman Churitch (24:48.93) finished 58th and 68th respectively to finish second and third for the men. Freshman Joyce Kimeli was Auburn’s second-leading finisher on the women’s side clocking a 17:19.10 to finish 35th.



The Tigers return to action Friday Oct. 13, at the Crimson Classic in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Place Name Time/Mark
Men's 8K
45 Kevin Wyss 24:31.25
58 Wesley Curles 24:41.94
68 Coleman Churitch 24:48.93
107 Wesley Pectol 25:11.57
115 Erik Armes 25:13.97
142 Mitchell Gomez 25:31.06
185 Jay Spieler 26:06.59
197 Andy Smith 26:17.84
214 Jack Rogers 26:34.75
Women's 5K
13 Brenda Kigen 16:55.21
35 Joyce Kimeli 17:19.10
83 Faith Bett 17:47.37
114 Andonet Cheruiyot 18:03.40
178 Emily Mills 18:32.86
Cassie Bebout
Mercy Kiprop
244 Presley Weems 19:02.59
273 Lousia McPherson 19:17.10
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