In the midst of a little dew on the ground, the APSU cross country teams took to the field. With it drizzling rain the night before, that didn’t stop the women’s and men’s teams for defending the Austin Peay Cross Country Festival in Clarksville.

On Saturday morning, Sept. 26, the ladies started it off. Unjila Lester led the way for the Lady Govs, as well winning the race with a time of 19:22 in a 5k. Not far behind Lester, followed her Lady Govs teammates. Rebecca Wheeler(19:27), Jessica Gray(19:33), and Molly Jordan(19:48) finished with the third through fifth places. Sarah-Emily Woodward finished off the 5k for the Lady Govs with a remarkable top ten spot with a time of 20:43.

Following the Lady Govs runners, the Govs take the track. The Govs started and finished off what the Lady Govs left them. APSU staked out the top four spots in the 4 mile run. Finishing the competition first was Martin Rejman at 20:50, followed by Wesley Gray(21:05), Daniel Hamm(21:20) and Kyle Harmon(21:25). Falling briefly out of a top ten finish was Elijah Wilson with a time of 22:24. Marshall McReynolds(22:29), Hunter Guthrie(22:54) and Nick Piskor(23:00) were all able to finish inside the top twenty.

The women’s team finished first with a total of 25 points, followed by Evansville(46) and Sewanee(59). The men’s team marked a total of 18 points, pursued by Sewanee(58) and Evansville(82).

APSU’s Govs and Lady Govs will take a fantastic finish up to Louisville, KY to compete in the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday, Oct. 3rd.