UVU cross country fares well in Minnesota

Lambert, Berry lead way for Wolverines

Austin Cope | Sports writer | @autipopecope5

Minneapolis, MN — Sophomore Tyson Lambert finished 40th overall with a time of 25:52 and Savannah Berry finished with a time of 23:16 to help The Utah Valley University men’s and women’s cross-country teams finish 12th and 18th, respectively at the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota on Saturday.

Lambert led the UVU men on the 8K course. He was followed by Chris Brower (26:23), and teammates Jason Lynch (26:43) and Trac Norris (26:43). Brayden Allsop finished with a time of 26:52 to round out the top five for the Wolverines.

Michigan State took home first place after Tj Carey and Ryan Robinson placed seventh and eighth, respectively. They were followed by Southern Utah who scored 88 points and had two top-15 finishers.

Berry was the leader for the UVU women on the 6K course. Samantha Heaton (23:19), Bridget Hazel (23:36), Hayley Murray (23:47), and Jeni Townsend (23:49) rounded out the top five for the Lady Wolverines.

Boise State took home the women’s title after Allie Ostrander and Annie Bothma placed second and third to lead the dominating performance by the Broncos. Michigan State came in second by a distant 79 points.

“We are proud of our team after this race, this weekend we were able to come and compete about some of the top teams in the country. From here on out, it is important that we beat a large number of teams to try to score points to qualify for the NCAA Championships,” Head Coach Scott Houle told wolverinegreen.com “For the next couple weekends we will see top teams and competitors at every single meet. Our goals were to come and learn and get a great experience, but also to outrun the other teams, especially teams we weren’t expected to top.”

The teams will next compete at the SUU Color Country Invitation at Cedar City, UT on October 10.

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