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Kraus, Maxwell top runners for SAU at Southern Stampede

by SAU Sports Information | September 20, 2022 at 4:00 a.m.

Runnin' Rob Kraus led Southern Arkansas for the second-straight meet, true freshman Wesley Maxwell logged a consecutive solid showing in his rookie campaign and the Mulerider men placed 18th among a regionally tough field at the nationally-renown Southern Stampede from the Tom Rutledge XC Course on the campus of Missouri Southern State University.

Kraus posted a time of 26:20.84 to place 62nd overall among the 141-runner field. Maxwell snuck inside the field's top 100 with a 98th place finish in 27:09.20. Classmate Michael Marler was 14 seconds back of Maxwell in 27:23.29 which earned him a 105th place result.

Senior Hector Hernandez posted a time of 27:32.25 to place 111th, while sophomore Jorge Sanchez rounded out point-scoring performances for Southern Arkansas with a 114th place finish in 27:40.34.

Two more true freshmen, Pedro Robles and Joseph Garay, placed sixth and seventh in the Muleriders' order. Robles finished in 28:12.40 to place 124th. Garay's time of 29:10.98 landed him in 133rd.

The Muleriders' top five averaged 27:13.18 in its 8K efforts. Southern Arkansas topped Arkansas-Fort Smith, Rockhurst and Northwestern Oklahoma State.

For the women, the young Muleriders placed 23rd among a deep and highly-talented field of regional competitors.

Sophomore Logan Warren led the squad with a top 80 finish in 18:58.55. Sophomore Dakota Cassidy followed at 19:40.44 and was the first of three Muleriders that recorded times inside the field's top 130. Alyzah McGlasson's time of 19:46.00 placed her five spots back of Cassidy at 116th. True freshman Ava Zindler finished in 128th behind a result of 20:14.75 which betters her 5K time in her debut two weekends ago. Bronwyn Buchanan rounded out the point-scoring runners with a time of 21:37.86 which put her in 157th.

SAU's top five averaged 20:03.52 per result with a total time of 1:40:17.59. The Muleriders topped Central Oklahoma, Southwestern Oklahoma and Northwestern Oklahoma­­.

True freshman J'aime Brown and grad Alyssa Solis both logged results inside the top 175. Brown's personal best 5K time of 22:55.43 placed her 166th and Solis' finish in 23:34.74 resulted in 172nd place.

Southern Arkansas prepares for another nationally-renown race as the Chile Pepper Festival hosted by the University of Arkansas awaits on Friday, Sept. 30 in Fayetteville.

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