Lynch Breaks School Record In First-Place Finish
Junior Susannah Lynch Has Won Back-to-Back Titles
COLLEGE STATION – Junior Susannah Lynch earned another cross country title and broke the school record in the 6k Saturday morning at the Texas A&M Invitational.
Lynch defeated 140 runners in the 6k race by 13 seconds and has won two-straight meets after a victory at the Ken Garland Invitational last weekend. Lynch shattered the school record by 19 seconds with previous holder Charlotte Wilson’s time of 20:42.4 in 2014.
“It was a really smart race ran by Susannah today,” cross country coach Kevin Williams said. “I told her to be patience until the end because of how humid it was and she beat out some really great runners. On the men’s side Mike and Jack ran really well to finish top-25 in a deep field.”
The men’s team was led by senior Mike Lowe and freshman Jack Beaumont who both finish inside the top-25. Lowe had another solid race coming in 14th place and only one-second off his personal best time in an 8K meet. Beaumont was 23rd with a time of 24:45.8 to continue his stellar freshman campaign. Senior Rick Nally came in 52nd at 25:20.6 and sophomore Alex Cleveland was 64th with a time of 25:37.7. Sophomore Hayden Murphy was the fifth scorer with a 71st finish at 25:55.8.
Lynch made a final push in the last 2k to pull ahead and claim her second title of the season. Senior Christina Moralez finished 28th with a time of 22:14.3. Sophomore Cassidy Adams was 61st touching in at 23:14.3 and senior Victoria Junious came in 73rd at 23:39.7. Freshman Eva Mora placed 84th to complete the scoring for the women’s team at 24:18.6.
Men (10th place)
14. Mike Lowe 24:25.0
23. Jack Beaumont 24:45.8
52. Rick Nally 25:20.6
64. Alex Cleveland 25:37.7
71. Hayden Murphy 25:55.8
Women (11th place)
1. Susannah Lynch 20:23.1
28. Christina Moralez 22:14.3
61. Cassidy Adams 23:14.3
73. Victoria Junious 23:39.7
84. Eva Mora 24:18.6
The Mean Green will have two weeks to prepare for the pre-nationals meet held on Oct. 14 in Louisville, KY
-Lynch broke the school record in the 6K by 19 seconds (20:42.4)
-Lynch has won back-to-back cross country races for the first time in her career
-Lowe finished 14th, his best finish at a Texas A&M Invitational