Sept. 15, 2001

NKU MEN FINISH 2ND AT WILMINGTON

Norse women place third

WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Northern Kentucky University men’s cross country team posted a second-place finish at the Wilmington Invitational Saturday with a score of 80.

The NKU men were led by freshman Doug Fulmer, who took 10th place in the eight-kilometer race with a time of 26:55. Kevin Arnold finished 12th with a time of 27:03, and Pat Sullivan was 17th with a time of 27:12 to give NKU three of the top 20 runners in the race.

Kevin Alessandro (23rd place with a time of 27:27) and Ryan Carskadon (25th place with a time of 27:29) rounded out the Norse’s top five.

The NKU women posted a third-place finish in the five-kilometer race with a score of 95. Sophomore Elaine Koenig paced NKU with a time of 19:14, which was good for a fourth-place finish. Lissa Faulkner finished ninth with a time of 19:53, and Emily Sand posted a 14th-place finish with a time of 20:05.

Erin Engel (22nd place with a time of 20:25) and Lori Goetz (49th place with a time of 21:26) rounded out NKU’s top five performers on Saturday.

Wilmington Invitational

(Men’s, 8 kilometers)

Men’s Team Scores: 1. Rio Grande 69, 2. NKU 80, 3. Otterbein 87, 4. Ohio Northern 126, 5. Denison 141, 6. Tiffin 148, 7. Wilmington 162, 8. Ohio Wesleyan 186, 9. Muskingum 197, 10. Defiance 257, 11. Bluffton 314, 12. Columbus State 314.

NKU Men’s Individuals: 10. Doug Fulmer 26:55; 12. Kevin Arnold 27:03; 17. Pat Sullivan 27:12; 23. Kevin Alessandro 27:27; 25. Ryan Carskadon 27:29; 29. Brian Alessandro 27:39; 31. Joe Beck 27:58; 34. Andy Kennedy 28:02; 53. Matt King 28:31; 63. Chris Snow 28:58; 67. Marc Teismann 29:07.

(Women’s, 5 kilometers)

Women's Team Scores: 1. Otterbein 81, 2. Heidelberg 88, 3. NKU 95, 4. Ohio Northern 103, 5. Denison 109, 6. Ohio Wesleyan 156, 7. Muskingum 156, 8. Wilmington 161, 9. Tiffin 260, 10. Defiance 281, 11. Mount St. Joseph 294, 12. Bluffton 305.

NKU Women’s Individuals: 4. Elaine Koenig 19:14; 9. Lissa Faulkner 19:53; 14. Emily Sand 20:05; 22. Erin Engel 20:25; 49. Lori Goetz 21:26; 57. Kristen Rose 21:39; 61. Anna Moore 21:47; 64. Crystal Brefeld 21:50.