LMU Men & Women Take First & Second At Railsplitter Invitational
October 23, 2010
EWING, VA, - The Lincoln Memorial University men's and women's cross country teams took first and second place respectively at the first ever Railsplitter Invitational held Saturday morning at Wilderness Road State Park in Ewing, Virginia.
The Railsplitters took first place among the five teams participating in this year's event and were led by junior All-South Conference performer Derrick Lindsay (Talbott, TN). Lindsay finished first among the field of nearly 30 contestants and finished the 6K run in 19:48.33, nearly a full minute ahead of the competition.
Also finishing among the top-10 were Railsplitters Reid Ailey (Jefferson City, TN), Shane Curtsinger (Clarksville, OH) and Brad Maldonato (Spring Hill, TN). Ailey and Curtsinger finished in fifth and sixth place respectively with times of 21:42.66 and and 21:45.95 while teammate Bradley Maldonato finished tenth in 22:40.10.
LMU's Winston Kelly, Jemal Talore (Clarkston, GA) and Justin Patel (Harrogate, TN) finished in fourteeth, eighteeth and twenty-sixth place in times of 23:32.69, 24:42.66 and 29:30.90 to round out the field of Railsplitter runners.
In the women's 4K run, LMU All-South Conference runner Fiona Reinecke (Knoxville, TN) took top honors when she crossed the finish line in 16:28.07. Lady Railsplitter Amber Stoerp (Murfreesboro, TN) captured a sixth place finish by completing the distance in 17:20.77 while Ashley Thomas (Speedwell, TN) made the top-10 with a time of 17:47.35.
Lady Railsplitters Casey Poore (Jonesborough, TN) (18:08.17), Caroline Chadwell (Harrogate, TN) (19:18.62) and Kelsey Clasby (Big Stone Gap, VA) (20:33.10) took eleventh place, fourteenth place and sixteenth place in the event.
Both teams now prepare for the upcoming South Atlantic Conference Championship which will take place November 6th in Wingate, North Carolina. The teams will be utilizing their time until then to work on speed endurance and running against the leagues best competition.