UK Golf 300GAINESVILLE, Fla. (11/1/13) – The Kentucky cross country teams both took significant steps forward during Friday’s Southeastern Conference Championships at Florida’s Mark Bostick Golf Course.

The women’s team finished third, earning its highest conference meet placement since coming in second at the 2002 meet. The UK women placed fifth at the SEC Championships last year.

The men’s team battled to place fifth overall, which was one spot better than the previous season.

“Our journey for relevance took another step forward as both our men’s and women’s teams improved their finishes from last year,” head coach Edrick Floreal said. “I am very proud of our student-athletes as they continue to push themselves as we move forward toward our ultimate goal.”
 
Cally Macumber earned a First-Team All-SEC selection for the second consecutive season, with a seventh-place time of 20:35.82. Matt Hillenbrand picked up Second-Team All-SEC honors as he finished 12th overall in 24:17.19.

Cassidy Hale was a SEC All-Freshman Team honoree, as she was the No. 5 first-year runner to cross the finish line, 26th overall in 21:22.42.

Three Wildcats worked well together late to close out the race near one another as UK’s Nos. 2-4 finishers. Allison Peare was 23rd in 21:17.83, while Anna Bostrom and the aforementioned Hale were 25th and 26th respectively with times 21:20.01 of 21:22.42.

Adam Kahleifeh was UK’s No. 2 finisher placing 16th overall in his final SEC cross country race, with a time of 24:27.34. Mackay Wilson was the third Wildcat to come in, clocking a time of 25:04.36 for 36th.

Jared Phillips was 49th in 25:29.83, and Robert Scharold placed 68th stopping the clock at 25:52.74.

Arkansas won both the men’s and women’s competitions, with Razorbacks Kemoy Campbell and Dominique Scott claiming the men’s and women’s individual races respectively.

The men’s field was made up of 114 runners, while the women’s race had 119 competitiors.

UK will next race at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships in Charlottesville, Va., with bids to the NCAA National Championships on the line, in two weeks.

SEC Cross Country Championships

Men’s Team Results
1. Arkansas: 31
2. Flordia: 96
3. Georgia: 101
4. Missouri: 107
5. Kentucky 173

Men’s Invididual Results (Winner and UK Only)
1. Kemoy Campbell (Arkansas): 22:58.73 –SEC Record–
12. Matt Hillenbrand: 24:17.19
16. Adam Kahleifeh: 24:27.34
36. Mackay Wilson: 25:04.36
49. Jared Phillips: 25:29.83
68: Robert Scharold: 25:52.74
71. Zach Beavin: 25:57.20
73. Gabriel Harm: 26:01.76
80. Zach Kuzma: 26:08.64
85. Spencer Hrycay: 26:17.48
88. Ryan Polman: 26:20.84

Women’s Team Results
1. Arkansas: 32
2. Texas A&M: 123
3. Kentucky: 134
4. Florida: 150

Women’s Results (Winner and UK Only)
1. Dominique Scott (Arkansas): 20:02.81
7. Cally Macumber: 20:35.82
23. Allison Peare: 21:17.83
25. Anna Bostrom: 21:20.01
26. Cassidy Hale: 21:22.42
54. Taylor Wendler: 22:00.07
82. Amy Hansen: 22:37.55
94. Kristen Hale: 23.12.83

To see the official meet Web sites Click Here and Here.

SurfKY News
Information provided by UK Athletics

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/4/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Monday, May 4. David… Read More

Alleged Littering Leads to Drug Arrest

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/4/15) — A Madisonville man was charged with drug possession after a Madisonville Police officer… Read More
1 DOW 18,035.10
-35.30 (-0.20%)    
2 S&P 2,100.47
-14.02 (-0.66%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,958.38
-58.55 (-1.17%)    

Most Read This Week

April 28, 2015 4205

Search for Stolen Vehicle Ends with Woman Charged…

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 3541

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 3372

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
April 27, 2015 2931

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 30, 2015 2846

Family Says 'Goodbye' to Dog After It Allegedly…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 15607

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 8503

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 05, 2015 1872

School Board Studies Further Spending Cuts

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1595

Alleged Littering Leads to Drug Arrest

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1539

Teen Injured During Collision with Police Cruiser

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 997

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 975

Women ‘Get the Message’ at River Ministry Banquet

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 808

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 637

Dawson Springs Police Reports for Monday, May 4,…

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 542

Outstanding Students at MCC Recognized

by Joyce Riggs
May 04, 2015 475

Muhlenberg Christens Supreme Sports Complex

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News