DU men’s team wins championship, women’s squad second at Border War event in Illinois

ELSHA, Ill.— The Drury men’s cross country team won the Border War Cross Country Championships hosted by Principia College in Elsha, Illinois, finishing first while the Drury women’s squad came in second in their competition.
The DU men’s team turned in a meet victory in a nine-team field as they posted 49 points to edge Missouri S&T, who finished with 56.
Panther runners finished 5-6-7 in the meet as William Kershaw led the Panthers and finished fifth in the field of 93 as the sophomore from Nixa completed the eight-kilometer race in 26:24.3. Sean Lowry was sixth with a time of 26:25.8, and Luke Byrne was seventh (26:29.9). Matt Moler came in 14th with a time of 27:34.5, and Ben Schmitt crossed the finish line in 27:49.4.
The Drury women’s squad was the meet runner-up in the nine-team event. The Panthers finished with 60 points, the same total as Missouri S&T, but Drury won the tie-breaker for second. Lindenwood won the event with 34 points.
Drury had three runners finish in the top five. Elizabeth Stinson, a freshman from Liberty, Missouri, was second among 63 runners completing the five-kilometer race in 18:34.8. Jayme-Sue Vermaas was fourth (19:32.8), and Kamile Vaidziulyte came in fifth (19:45.5). Brylee Gogel was 24th (21:37.7), and Isabella Hill rounded out Drury’s scoring coming in 29th with a time of 21:48.6.
Complete results – Women’s 5-K
Complete results – Men’s 8-K

This article is provided by Drury University Athletics