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Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown was the leading Mountaineer, finishing in 30th place individually.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Cross Country Teams Live In Lou Cross Country Classic

The App State men’s and women’s cross country team capped competition at the Live In Lou Cross Country Classic at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. on Saturday. The men’s team placed sixth in the team standings with 259 points, and the women’s squad placed 32nd with 865 points.

Senior Ryan Brown was the first Mountaineer to cross the finish line in the men’s 8K gold race, clocking a personal best time of 24:07.4, to place 30th individually. Freshman Ethan Lipham bested his previous personal best by a full minute with a time of 24:10.0 to finish 35th and junior Oliver Wilson-Cook stopped the clock at 24:23.1, improving his personal best by 30 seconds, and landing 58th overall.

In the women’s 5K gold race, the Mountaineers were led by sophomore Linnea Maynard, who stopped the clock at 18:21.0 to place 138th. Following close behind Maynard was junior Jasmine Donohue, who clocked a 5K time of 18:21.2, finishing 139th overall. Sophomore Karsyn Kane posted a time of 18:47.2 taking 203rd.

The Mountaineers will head to Spartanburg, S.C. for the USC-Upstate Invite on Oct. 15.