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XC CENTRAL: Belmont Opener

Aug 29, 2013



BELMONT OPENER
Aug. 30, 2013 | 6:30 p.m. ET
Vaughn's Creek Course | Nashville, Tenn.
WELCOME BACK
Previewing the Men's Competition
Tennessee: 0-0 (0-0 SEC)
Teams Participating:
  • Tennessee
  • Belmont
  • Kentucky
  • Lipscomb
  • MTSU
  • Murray State
  • Tennessee State
  • UT Martin
  • Vanderbilt
  • Western Kentucky

Key Returners: Four Volunteers finished in the top fifteen last year: Peter Okwera (3rd), Austin Whitelaw (8th), Stephen Derlath (12th), and Kyle Walter (15th).

Last Year at Belmont: The Volunteers won this event last season over eight other teams, including SEC opponents Kentucky and Vanderbilt. Seven Vols finished in the top thirty, two of which were top ten performances. Nine of UT's twelve entrants for this year competed in last year's race.

Newcomers to watch: Tennessee's Jordan Chaney, Breon Dixon, and Nick Kaiser did not compete but are entering this season's race.

Previewing the Women's Competition
Tennessee: 0-0 (0-0 SEC)
Teams Participating:
  • Tennessee
  • Belmont
  • Kentucky
  • Lipscomb
  • MTSU
  • Murray State
  • Tennessee State
  • UT Martin
  • Vanderbilt
  • Western Kentucky

Returning for the Lady Vols: Alexis Panisse and Kelsey Kane were two highlight performers last year finishing seventh and twelfth respectively.

Last Year at Belmont: Tennessee finished fourth out of eight participates in last year's event. Five Lady Vols finished in the top thirty of the seventy-six runners competed, and ten of UT's eleven participants from last year are registered to compete again this year.

Newcomers to watch: Freshman Emily Williams will make her Tennessee debut this Friday at the Belmont Opner. A very accomplished runner from Sullivan Central High (Bristol, Tenn.), the team is excited about what this newcomer can bring to the table for UT this season.


 

 

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