Cross Country kicks off in Lawrence

Dan Moreno

The UMKC Cross Country team began its 2014 season Sat. at the Bob Timmons Classic hosted by Kansas University, in which the team has competed five times over the last seven years.

On the women’s side, sophomore Kelly Carpenter finished 5th overall when she crossed the finish line at 19:36.3, followed by freshman Chandler Carreon, finishing 10th with 20:00.3.

For the men’s team, junior Kolton Sheldon led the team in 5th with 19:50.1, followed by Dirk Hudson 4.8 seconds later.

This season’s WAC Championship will be hosted by Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, Tex. on Nov. 1. Before that, the Kangaroos will participate in five other competitions during the semester.

Next up, the Cross Country team heads to St. Louis, Mo,, on Sep. 12 for the Forest Park XC Festival hosted by SLU.