Men finish fourth, women 14th at Greater Louisville Classic

Mercedes Trent

WKU’s cross country teams fell short of their goals in the high-paced Greater Louisville Classic Saturday.

The men’s team just missed the top three with a fourth-place team finish, but WKU managed to put three competitors in the top 10 —  the only team of 29 to do so. 

Senior Deus Rwaheru finished fourth just before freshmen David Mokone and Peter Okeweru, who placed seventh and eighth, repsectively.

WKU was the only school in the 29-team field to place multiple runners in the top 10.

The women’s team finished just outside the top 10 with a 14th-place finish, led by senior Marion Kandie, who placed 12th. 

Senior Michelle Finn kept it close by finishing 14th, and junior Vasity Chemweno closed the Lady Toppers’ top three coming in at 22nd.

The men and women will compete separately in their next meets. The Lady Toppers head to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the Crimson Classic on Oct. 15. The men will venture to Terre Haute, Ind., Oct. 16 for Pre-Nationals hosted by Indiana State.