Women's Cross Country Places Ninth at Disney Cross Country Classic

Oct. 7, 2001

ORLANDO, Fla. - Jacksonville University's women's cross country team finished in 9th place out of 38 university and college teams, with 321 points and the men's team finished in 27th of 36 with 762 points Saturday afternoon at the 6th Walt Disney World Cross Country Classic.

The JU women's team finished the 5-K race with 321 points, with some of its best times of the season. The team crossed with an average finishing time of 19:57.68, its best average of the year. Chelsea Knight led the Dolphins, finishing 42 among university and college competitors with a season-best time of 19:44.55.

Other JU scorers were Alexis Wieroniey (45th, 19:50.52), Tamsin Anstey (68th, 20:03.87), Jennifer Takach (75th, 20:09.02) and Patti Jenkins (91st, 20:44.44). Laura Winn (95th, 20:55.28) also participated.

The Dolphin men finished 27th in the 8-K race, with a total of 330 points. Rowan Irons led JU finishing in 129th place, with a time of 30:03.44. Jeremy Berven's 30:18.51 was good for a 138th place finish. Tony Strother followed in 140th with a time of 30:22.43. Other Dolphin runners to score were Brian Boone (177th, 33:53.74) and Will Beaton (178th, 34:29.73) followed close behind with 63rd and 65th place finishes respectively. (69th, 32:53.40). Drew Domoto also participated, finishing in 181st place, with a time of 35:30.26.

Florida took first place in women's race, with 37 points and an average time of 18:03.68, as they crossed three of the top 10 finisher. Florida International won the men's race, with a total of 63 points, while averaging 25:59.01.

The Dolphins return to action on Friday, October 12, as they run in JU Invitational, the lone home race of the season.

JU Women's Times		        JU Men's Times
Chelsea Knight (42), 19:44.55		Rowan Irons (129), 30:03.44
Alexis Wieroniey (45), 19:50.52		Jeremy Berven (138), 30:18.51
Tamsin Anstey (68), 20:03.87		Tony Strother (140), 30:22.43
Jennifer Takach (75), 20:09.02		Brian Boone (177), 33:53.74
Patti Jenkins (91), 20:44.44		Will Beaton (178), 34:53.40
Laura Winn (95), 20:55.28		Drew Domoto (181), 35:23.57