Mean Green Cross Country Finished First and Second At Ken Garland Invite

Sept. 28, 2013

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DENTON, Texas - North Texas cross country's Jo Adams raced to first place at the Ken Garland Invitational this Saturday, leading the women's team to a second-place finish.

The Mean Green had four women in the top ten 5K race. Adams crossed the finish line first overall and close behind were teammates Charlotte Wilson with a fifth place finish and Christina Taylor in eighth.

"The ladies did it perfectly," said coach Stefanie Slekis. "Our second through fifth spot girls caught 5 to 10 girls the last 2K, which was the plan. I felt great about today's meet, the point was to run controlled through 3k with a hard last 2k."

In the men's four mile race, the Mean Green battled together to record five out of the top six fastest times, leading them to a first place team finish, their second title of the season.

"Having such a close pack for our top five gives the guys a lot of confidence going into a big meet like Chili Pepper where the higher up the pack races, the better the overall team score," said Slekis.

Sophomore James Coleman finished second with a time of 20:19.20, a season best. He was followed by classmate Troy Taylor who finished third (20.28.08).

Up next for Mean Green cross country is the Chili Pepper Festival Oct. 5 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

1. SMU  21
2. North Texas 41
3. Baylor  66
4. Southeastern Oklahoma State 129
5. TCU  136

1. North Texas 20
2. Baylor  35
3. TCU  81




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