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VU Cross Country turns in top-10 finishes in season opener; Warren 11th, O’Shea 12th to lead Trailblazers

SHELBYVILLE – Vincennes University sophomores Adam Warren and Kelly O’Shea finished just outside the Top 10 in their respective races Saturday at the Franklin College Sodexo Grizzly Invitational. The top-15 performances led both Trailblazer teams to top-10 showings in their season openers as the VU women were fifth in their 5K race and the VU men finished seventh in their 8K meet.

Manchester Manchester won the team title in both races and Manchester’s Mariah Jordan claimed the women’s event in a time of 22:58.59. Fellow Manchester runner Alex Gudeman paced the field in the men’s race in 27:17.08.

O’Shea completed the course in 24:56.63. Warren turned in a time of 28:26.04.

Other VU competitors and their times Saturday included sophomore Chloe Heller’s 17th place performance in 26:05.43. Heller initially wasn’t going to use her second season of NJCAA cross country eligibility but decided to join the trailblazer women’s team less than a week ago.

The rest of the VU women were:

  • ·      Wendy Catalan (33rd place; 27:10.60),
  • ·      Toni Waddell (49th place; 28:44.10), and,
  • ·      Breanna Gahagan (65th place; 30:25.29).

Supporting Warren for the Trailblazer men were:

  • ·      Jaden Page (28th place; 29:27.09),
  • ·      Talen Taylor (29th place; 29:35.08),
  • ·      Josh Backes (40th place; 30:21.74).
  • ·      Tre’ Bower (49th place; 31:04.26),
  • ·      Brayden Little (51st place; 31:06.30),
  • ·      Eric Johnson (64th place; 31:45.97),
  • ·      Solomon Dillard-Rynard (74th place; 32:11.26), and,
  • ·      Nathan Dugger (79th place; 32:54.40).

VU will next be in action Sept. 18 at the Indiana Intercollegiate meet, hosted by Indiana State at the Laverne Gibson Cross Country Course in Terre Haute.

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