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Women's Cross Country Claims Title at Kickoff Classic

September 3, 1999

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Vanderbilt women's cross country team posted a score 20 points to start the 1999 season with a first-place finish at the Belmont Kickoff Classic in Nashville, Tenn.

The Commodores placed five runners in the top seven and all seven runners in the top 11. Beth Van Dusen led the way with a time of 11:16 in the two-mile event to claim medalist honors for the first time in her career. Freshman Kristin Jumer, running in her first collegiate meet, took second place with a time of 11:25.

On the men's side, Vanderbilt placed second with 52 points. Michael Brookshire was the team leader, running the three-mile event in a time of 16:17 to take sixth place. He was followed by Nitin Jhamb, who in his first meet finished eighth with a time of 16:28.

Both teams are back in action September 18 when they play host to the Commodore Classic at Percy Warner Park in Nashville.

TEAM RESULTS
Women
Finish	Team		Points
1	Vanderbilt	20
2	Belmont		41
3	Austin Peay	81
4	Tennessee St.	116

Men
Finish	Team		Points
1	Belmont		18
2	Vanderbilt	52
3	Austin Peay	72
4	Tennessee St.	106


INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
Women
Finish	Runner	Time
1	Beth Van Dusen	11:16
2	Kristin Jumer	11:25
4	Colleen Byrne	11:41
6	Kelly Howisey	11:54
7	Lauren Price	11:57
8	Kylene Kownurko	11:58
11	Keri Freeman	12:14

Men
Finish	Runner	Time
6	Michael Brookshire	16:17
8	Nitin Jhamb		16:28
11	Alan Hendrick		16:36
13	Mark Rosenthal		16:58
14	Christopher Oksala	17:08
15	Mark Harris		17:13
18	Ryan Williams		17:26



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