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October 05, 2002
Byrne first to cross finish line at Cardinal Classic,
USI menís cross country places third Women fifth
University of Southern Indiana menís cross country runner Joey Byrne (Georgetown, Indiana) ran an 8k time of 25:11.0 and finished first, out of 190 competitors, Saturday morning at the University of Louisville Cardinal Classic. Byrneís performance helped the USI menís team place third out of 18 teams.
Junior Mark Thurner (Hebron, Indiana) helped USIís cause with a seventh-place showing. Thurner finished the 8k race with a time of 25:28.0
USI womenís cross country runner Jenny Farmer (Princeton, Indiana) ran a 5k time of 18:35.50 and placed eighth, out of 159 runners, to help lead the womenís team to a fifth-place finish.
Freshman Heather Cooksey (Brownsburg, Indiana) helped the womenís squad with a 5k time of 18:49.90, placing her 18th in the field.
The Screaming Eagles will travel to Edwardsville, Illinois, Saturday, October 12, to compete in the Border Wars. It will be USIís final tune-up before traveling to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to partake in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships, Saturday, October 26.
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