McKenna Is Top Finisher For Utah State Cross Country At Chile Pepper Festival Saturday

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Senior captain Brian McKenna led the Utah State men’s cross country team to a fourth-place finish at the University of Arkansas hosted Chile Pepper Festival on Saturday as he finished 15thout of 288 runners with a time of 30:09.5. USU’s women took home a 14th-place finish with sophomore Hannah Williams leading the charge as she crossed the finish line in 81st-place (22:16.1). The men ran a 10-kilometer race while the women competed in a six-kilometer race at University of Arkansas’ off-road course at Agricultural Park in Washington County. Other Aggie men finishing in the top 100 included sophomore Kyle McKenna (35th, 30:37.4) along with seniors Daniel Howell (40th, 30:47.0), Hunter Nelson (58th, 31:07.7), Eric Larson (64th, 31:12.9) and Nick Bolinder (94th, 31:50.1). Junior Kaylee Campbell finished the women’s race with a time of 22:21.3, which was good enough for 85th-place. Joining Williams and Campbell in the top 100 was senior Jessie Chugg (92nd, 22:30.1) and redshirt junior captain Ruth Hilton (99th, 22:33.6). Other finishers for the Aggie men include sophomore Devin Lang (121st, 32:10.0), and freshman Eric Shellhorn (127th, 32:15.2), Austin Neuner, (159th, 32:56.5) and Corey Kimzey (230th, 34:58.9). Other finishers for the Aggie women include junior Stephanie Burt (122nd, 22:54.7), sophomores Brittany Fisher (126th, 23:02.6) and Cherice Chugg (179th, 24:01.9) and freshman Brittany Bushman (125th, 23:01.2) and Tessa Brown (194th, 24:22.3). Action continues for USU’s men and women’s cross country teams as they travel to Honolulu for the 2011 Western Athletic Conference Championship on Oct. 29. At the 2010 WAC Championships, the Aggie women finished second while the men took home third-place. Fans can follow Utah State Athletics, including Aggie track & field and cross country, at http://twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at Utah State University Athletics. UTAH STATE RESULTSCHILE PEPPER FESTIVALOCT. 15, 2011FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. Men’s Team Results1. Oklahoma State 252. Arkansas 783. Oklahoma 1614. UTAH STATE 1785. Weber State 1796. Southern Utah 187—–32. Arkansas Pine Bluff 1028 USU Men’s Individual Results15. Brian McKenna, 30:09.535. Kyle McKenna, 30:37.440. Daniel Howell, 30:47.058. Hunter Nelson, 31:07.764. Eric Larson, 31:12.994. Nick Bolinder, 31:50.1121. Devin Lang, 32:10.0127. Eric Shellhorn, 32:15.2159. Austin Neuner, 32:56.5230. Corey Kimzey, 34:58.9 Women’s Team Results1. Texas 852. Arkansas 893. Oklahoma State 1234. Texas Tech 1565. Weber State 1756. Southern Methodist 202—–14. UTAH STATE 419—–34. Coffeyville CC 1078 USU Women’s Individual Results81. Hannah Williams, 22:16.185. Kaylee Campbell, 22:21.392. Jessie Chugg, 22:30.199. Ruth Hilton, 22:33.6122. Stephanie Burt, 22:54.7125. Brittany Bushman, 23:01.2126. Brittany Fisher, 23:02.6179. Cherice Chugg, 24:01.9194. Tessa Brown, 24:22.3 -USU-

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