Men finish first, women fourth at Memphis Twilight

Men finish first, women fourth at Memphis Twilight

Mercedes Trent

The WKU men’s cross country team claimed the top team title in the Memphis Twilight Classic on Saturday while the women finished fourth.

The contest gave junior Deus Rwaheru a chance to maintain his momentum from last year, as the all-Sun Belt Conference runner took second place in the men’s race.

Junior David Mokone finished about eight seconds behind Rwaheru to claim fourth place.

Sophomore Peter Okwera finished ninth.

WKU finished 33 points ahead of Arkansas-Little Rock — the Toppers’ nearest competitor.

On the women’s side, the Lady Toppers were led by seniors Marion Kandie and Michelle Finn, who placed second and third, respectively, in the women’s race.

Senior Vasity Chemweno finished seventh.

Both teams will compete again on Sept. 17 in the Old Timers Classic hosted at Kereiakes Park in Bowling Green.