FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2008
Women’s cross country sweeps Short Course Duals
The temperatures reached more than 90 degrees and the course was still wet from Tropical Storm Fay, but the JU women’s cross country team persevered through it to finish first in the JU short course duals on Friday afternoon on the campus golf course.

The Dolphins tallied a 4-0 record in the duals to finish ahead of Atlantic Sun rival Stetson (3-1), Florida A&M (2-2), Savannah State (1-4) and Bethune-Cookman (0-4).

Junior Elisabeth Goshu took the top individual spot with a time of 12:48, while sophomore Susanne Klungveit finished second with a mark of 12:53. Junior Allison Riiter ran a time of 12:54 to place fourth and junior Alyssa Deal (13:21) was behind her for fifth place. Sophomore Kelli Midden took seventh with a time of 13:40, while junior Tiffanie Saxton finished eighth (14:12) to round out the Dolphin runners.

“Elsa and Susanne looked to be in control the whole way, but the conditions made the running significantly harder than I expected,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “It was nice to have the women’s and men’s teams put on the uniform and run in front of the home crowd. Our goal will be to train hard and improve each weekend.”

On the men’s side, sophomore Dylan Kosten was the top finisher after placing 15th with a time of 21:29. Senior Clay Garrett placed 18th (22:29), while Joey Civello ran a time of 22:5 to finish 21st. Senior Stefan Negaard was 23rd with a time of 23:03 and junior Tyler Humphrey took 21th with a 23:40. Sophomore Jon Gerety (24:42) and freshman Bradley Woodrum (23:45) rounded out the rest for JU.

“Dylan did a nice job in his first competitive cross country race,” said Grigg. “I look for steady and consistent times from this squad in the coming weeks.”

The Dolphins will race again at home on Saturday, Sept. 6, for the JU-UNF Duals.