Junior Alex Muntefering
Sept. 29, 2012
By Nathan Lake
Athletic Media Relations
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Colorado State men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled east for their second meet of the year Saturday. Running against national competition at E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer Park in Louisville, the Rams showed great upside as Holly Keeper and Alex Muntefering both enjoyed top-40 finishes.
In the 8-kilometer men’s race, junior Ram Alex Muntefering led his teammates with a time of 24 minutes, 21.55 seconds. Sophomore Ram harrier Andrew Goodman finished second on the CSU squad, clocking in at 24:52.23 and finishing in 65th place. Christian Meyer, Ben Larson, Andrew Lesser and Jacob Morgan all finished within a ten-second window as Meyer clocked in at 25:08.19 and Morgan in 25:18.02. In between were Larson and Lesser with times of 25:11.01 and 25:11.62, respectively.
Senior runner Holly Keeper led the CSU women, finishing in 38th place with a time of 17 minutes, 30.13 seconds. Whitney Henderson and Hannah Pensack-Rinehart finished back-to-back in 62nd and 63rd with times of 17:43.81 and 17:44.47. Kaitlin Hanenburg, coming off her first collegiate win, finished fourth on the women’s squad with a time of 17:58.03. Following Hanenburg was Sarah Heuer with a time of 18:10.76.
After all was said and done, the men’s team took 11th place out of the 31 teams at the Greater Louisville Classic, running an average time of 24:57.12 for the 8-kilometer race. The women finished similarly, taking 12th in the 24-team field. The average time for the CSU women in the 5-kilometer race was 17:49.44.
The Rams face another national field when they travel to Madison, Wisc. to compete in the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational on Oct. 12.
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