Men’s Cross Country Victorious at Memphis Twilight, Women Finish Second

Men’s Cross Country Victorious at Memphis Twilight, Women Finish Second

MEMPHIS, Tenn.The No. 23 Alabama men’s cross country team opened the season with a meet win under the lights on Saturday night, while the No. 13 women’s squad finished second at the Memphis Twilight.

The UA women tallied 84 points to claim the second-place spot, led by Keaton Morrison, who clocked a ninth-place, 18:53.09 finish over the 5,000-meter course. The men would close the season-opening meet with a 60-point performance to claim the meet win.

Head Coach Dan Waters Said

“Overall, it was a very successful day for both teams. To have our women finish second and our men to close us out with the win is a very nice way to open the season. Everyone in our lineup had the chance to go out and compete. While it’s a great place for us to start, it’s even more important that we continue to build meet by meet so that we’re ready for the postseason in a couple months.”

Crimson Tide Top Finishes

Up Next for the Crimson Tide

  • The Crimson Tide will take a week off before embarking on its shortest road trip of the entire 2023 campaign when it travels to Huntsville, Ala., for the North Alabama Showcase on Friday, Sept. 15
  • The only other in-state meet for Alabama will take place Friday, Oct. 13, hosting the Crimson Classic

Alabama Women – Individual Results

9. Keaton Morrison | 18:53.09

10. Leah Kleekamp | 18:56.76

11. Farrah Frith | 18:59.67

20. Autumn Headrick | 19:10.11

34. Elizabeth Robertson | 19:22.39

58. Kerri Walsh | 19:43.61

Alabama Men – Individual Results

6. Ethan Lemons | 19:54.59

7. Jackson Harris | 19:56.78

9. Arthur Graham | 20:00.60

16. Will Douglas | 20:30.56

22. Charlie Rogers | 20:49.54

31. Knox Exton | 21:05.19

44. Kai Crawford | 21:20.32

92. Jace Jones | 22:22.22

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