Oct. 15, 2011
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Senior captain Brian McKenna led the Utah State men's cross country team to a fourth-place finish at the University of Arkansas hosted Chile Pepper Festival on Saturday as he finished 15th out of 288 runners with a time of 30:09.5.
USU's women took home a 14th-place finish with sophomore Hannah Williams leading the charge as she crossed the finish line in 81st-place (22:16.1). The men ran a 10-kilometer race while the women competed in a six-kilometer race at University of Arkansas' off-road course at Agricultural Park in Washington County.
Other Aggie men finishing in the top 100 included sophomore Kyle McKenna (35th, 30:37.4) along with seniors Daniel Howell (40th, 30:47.0), Hunter Nelson (58th, 31:07.7), Eric Larson (64th, 31:12.9) and Nick Bolinder (94th, 31:50.1).
Junior Kaylee Campbell finished the women's race with a time of 22:21.3, which was good enough for 85th-place. Joining Williams and Campbell in the top 100 was senior Jessie Chugg (92nd, 22:30.1) and redshirt junior captain Ruth Hilton (99th, 22:33.6).
Other finishers for the Aggie women include junior Stephanie Burt (122nd, 22:54.7), sophomores Brittany Fisher (126th, 23:02.6) and Cherice Chugg (179th, 24:01.9) and freshman Brittany Bushman (125th, 23:01.2) and Tessa Brown (194th, 24:22.3).
Action continues for USU's men and women's cross country teams as they travel to Honolulu for the 2011 Western Athletic Conference Championship on Oct. 29. At the 2010 WAC Championships, the Aggie women finished second while the men took home third-place.
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UTAH STATE RESULTS CHILE PEPPER FESTIVAL OCT. 15, 2011 FAYETTEVILLE, ARK.-USU-
Men's Team Results 1. Oklahoma State 25 2. Arkansas 78 3. Oklahoma 161 4. UTAH STATE 178 5. Weber State 179 6. Southern Utah 187 ----- 32. Arkansas Pine Bluff 1028
USU Men's Individual Results 15. Brian McKenna, 30:09.5 35. Kyle McKenna, 30:37.4 40. Daniel Howell, 30:47.0 58. Hunter Nelson, 31:07.7 64. Eric Larson, 31:12.9 94. Nick Bolinder, 31:50.1 121. Devin Lang, 32:10.0 127. Eric Shellhorn, 32:15.2 159. Austin Neuner, 32:56.5 230. Corey Kimzey, 34:58.9
Women's Team Results 1. Texas 85 2. Arkansas 89 3. Oklahoma State 123 4. Texas Tech 156 5. Weber State 175 6. Southern Methodist 202 ----- 14. UTAH STATE 419 ----- 34. Coffeyville CC 1078
USU Women's Individual Results 81. Hannah Williams, 22:16.1 85. Kaylee Campbell, 22:21.3 92. Jessie Chugg, 22:30.1 99. Ruth Hilton, 22:33.6 122. Stephanie Burt, 22:54.7 125. Brittany Bushman, 23:01.2 126. Brittany Fisher, 23:02.6 179. Cherice Chugg, 24:01.9 194. Tessa Brown, 24:22.3
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