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App State Cross Country Teams Compete At Live At Lou Cross Country Classic
Isaac Benz set a personal record time in the 8K race

App State Cross Country Teams Compete at Live at Lou Cross Country Classic

App State women’s cross country competed at the Live at Lou Cross Country Classic on Saturday.

The Mountaineers finished seventh with 176 points. Notre Dame finished first in the team standings with 176 points.

At the 2K checkpoint, Lisha Van Onselen sat 41st overall. In the final 3K, she rose six spots to finish 35th overall in 18:00.1.

Izzy Evely crossed 41st and Sarah Sandreuter was 42nd in 18:10.1 and 18:12.9, respectively.

Faith Younts rose nine spots during the final 3K to finish 49th in 18:26.3.

Lila Peters placed 52nd (18:34.6) and Madison Christy crossed 61st overall (19:04.1).

The Black and Gold will return to action on Oct. 16 by hosting the Blue Ridge Open. The meet will be a dual with Marshall, with the women’s 5K beginning at 4 p.m.

Team Standings
1. Notre Dame, 47; 2. Ole Miss, 54; 3. Kentucky, 76; 4. Tennessee, 93; 5. Louisville, 124; 6. Charlotte, 165; 7. App State, 176.

Isaac Benz recorded a new 8K PR to lead App State men’s cross country at the Live at Lou Cross Country Classic on Saturday morning.

In a field featuring two teams ranked in the top-15 of the Boost Treadmills NCAA rankings, App State finished sixth of seven teams with 141 points. Ole Miss captured the team title with 28 points.

Benz crossed 15th overall in the field in an 8K PR time of 24:19.6. His mark betters his standing of third all-time in program history by a second.

Ben Cignarale and Dwayne Lillie turned in solid performances for the Mountaineers. Cignarale recorded a PR time of 24:53.8 to finish 30th, topping his previous personal best by nearly 20 seconds. Lillie was right behind in 31st place with a time of 24:59.9. Lillie’s mark ranks as the fourth fastest 8K time run by a freshman in program history.

Ryan Brown finished 34th in 24:57.6 and Michael Flanagan was 37th with a time of 25:01.5.

Paul Arredondo of Charlotte captured the individual title in 23:30.4.

App State will return to action on Oct. 16 by hosting the Blue Ridge Open. The meet will be a dual meet against Marshall and begin at 4:30 p.m.

Team Standings
1. Ole Miss, 28; 2. Charlotte, 69; 3. Kentucky, 72; 4. Tennessee, 78; 5. Louisville, 132; 6. App State, 141; 7. Marshall, 217.