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Annie Amundsen
Annie Amundsen finished second overall at the Wildcat Invitational.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App State Cross Country Teams End Regular Season

The App State men’s and women’s cross country team rounded out regular season competition on Friday at the Wildcat Invite, hosted by Johnson & Wales. The men’s and women’s squads clinched first in the team standings, with the women scoring 24 points and the men scoring 31 points.

Six Mountaineers placed in the top-10 in the women’s 5K. Sophomore Annie Amundsen set pace for the Black and Gold, clocking a time of 18:48.7 to place second. Amundsen was followed by fellow sophomore Kirstin Towle, who took third with a time of 19:04.8, and senior Abby Lee, who clocked a time of 19:07.6 (PR) to place fourth. Freshman Reilly Barber stopped the clock at 19:09.5. Sophomores Catherine Berault and Abby Granburg rounded out the top-10 with Breault finishing ninth (19:42.2) and Granberg taking 10th (19:43.9).

On the men’s side, four Mountaineers placed in the top-10, led by Caleb Kirchoff, who crossed the finish line with a time of 25:36.3 to place sixth. Following Kirchoff was fellow junior Ben Datte (seventh, 25:38.2), and sophomores Calbert Guest and Jonah Morris placed eighth (25:41.7) and ninth (25:44.0, PR), respectively.

The Mountaineers will travel to Foley, Ala. for the Sun Belt Cross Country Championships.