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Austin State University Peay Women’s Cross Country to Be Held at Brescia Invitational – Clarksville Online

Clarksville, TN –The Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s cross country team competes in the Brescia Invitational on Friday at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro, Kentucky. The 5 kilometer race starts at 5:15 p.m.

Governors must face Brescia, Cumberland (Tenn.), Georgetown (KY), Health Sciences and Pharmacy, Indiana East, Indiana Kokomo, Kaskaskia, Kentucky Christian, Kentucky State, Kentucky Wesleyan, Lindsey Wilson, Southern Indiana, Spalding, Saint Mary- of-the-Woods, Trevecca Nazarene and Wallace State.

Austin Peay State University is represented by Piper Barnhart, Sydney Freeman, Savannah Fruth, Lauren Lewis, Kerra Marsh, Hallie Mattingly and Mikaela Smith.

Friday’s race marks the second consecutive year of participation in the Brescia Invitational. Governors finished third in 2021, their best performance since a third-place finish at the Murray State Open in 2019. Smith placed ninth overall with a personal best 19:49.1. Lewis shaved more than five seconds off his personal best at the time, finishing 28th in 20:58.2.

On September 16, Fruth, Freeman, Marsh, Mattingly and Barnhart recorded 5K personal bests in the North Alabama Showcase held at John Hunt Cross Country Park in Huntsville, Alabama. For the second straight race, Austin Peay State University’s top four remained the same. Fruth finished the race in 19:40.89.

Smith posted a time of 19:54.74. Freeman crossed the finish line in 20:07.62. Marsh posted a score of 20:40.23. Mattingly clocked 21:27.42. Lewis finished the race with a time of 21:31.89. Barnhart rounded out his team’s field with a time of 21:53.09.