UNI cross country opened the season at the Iowa Hawkeye Invitational in breezy conditions at the Ashton Cross Country Course in Iowa City.
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For the men, senior CJ May led the way, finishing ninth with a time of 18:28.3, a personal record for the senior in the 6,000-meter event. Senior Wal Khat finished 13th with a time of 18:41.8, just seconds behind May. Junior Logan Murray also cracked the top 30 by finishing 29th with a time of 19:14.9.
Freshman David Holesinger made his collegiate debut and finished 39th with a time of 19:49.9. Sophomore Sam McCool finished 42nd with a time of 20:06.8 and Zach Krogmann finished 55nd with a time of 20:52.7. Overall placing the panther men at fifth.
Freshman Cassidy Inhs finished 14th with a time of 14:43.0 to lead the way for UNI. Sophomore Gabby Champion finished 15th with a time of 14:44.9. Fellow sophomore Paige Holub finished 24th with a time of 15:03.7.
Junior Tess Roorda finished 35th with a time of 15:29.5, junior Haylee Luna takes 39th with a time of 15:34.4, sophomore Maddie Block finishes 47th with a time of 16:00.3 and Freshman Abby Rileyfinished at 56th with a time of 16:27.0 to make her collegiate debut. The women finish 4th as a team.
The Panthers travel to Normal, Illinois on Friday, Sept. 15, to race in the Illinois State Cross Country Invitational.