Harris ran third overall and was the top non-Division I finisher
in the men's 5K.
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ALEXANDRIA, Ky. – The
Northern Kentucky University cross country teams opened their respective
seasons by competing in the 27th annual
Queen City Invitational at A.J. Jolly Park on Saturday.
The NKU men
posted a third-place finish in the five-kilometer event, while
the Norse women claimed fifth place in the team standings.
captured first-place honors in both events, with the Bearcat men
finishing with a score of 28 points in the 10-team
Xavier was second with 49 points, followed by NKU with a score
Drew Harris paced the NKU men by taking third-place honors
with a time of 15:44.30. Harris, a sophomore from Campbell County
finished seven seconds behind overall winner Tommy Kauffmann
of Xavier (15:37.74).
Breylen Derrick took 22nd place for NKU
with a time of 16:20.80, while teammate Matt Shoulta placed 25th
with a time of 16:27.45.
Ben Foley finished 28th in a time of 16:31.59.
The NKU men
entered the event ranked 20th nationally in the NCAA Division II
poll, which is conducted by the United States
Track & Field
and Cross Country Coaches Association.
In the women’s
12-team event, Cincinnati totaled 27 points to take first
place, followed by second-place finisher
Dayton (38), Xavier (66), Kenyon (136) and NKU (145).
Jenna Siemer paced the Norse women by finishing 20th individually
in a time of 19:41.35. NKU’s Janice
Laker posted a 29th-place finish in a time of 20:06.59,
and the Norse’s Jerrica
Maddox took 36th place by completing the run in 20:27.08.
returns to action next Saturday by competing in the Mel
Brodt Invitational, which is being hosted by Bowling
event is five kilometers, and the men will run an eight-kilometer