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The Kansas men and women’s cross country teams had a total of 11 runners finish in the top 10 at the season-opening Bob Timmons Dual Classic Saturday morning in Lawrence.

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  • Last weekend, the Kansas cross country teams kicked off their 2016 season by sweeping their opponents (Kansas Wesleyan, Oral Roberts and UMKC) at the Timmons Duals.
  • Junior Hannah Dimmick placed first overall for the KU women, completing the 5K race in a time of 18:21.82.
  • Five other Jayhawk women finished in the top seven: sophomore Riley Cooney (second place, 18:27.86), senior Jennifer Angles (third place, 18:30.55), junior Grace Morgan (fifth place, 18:51.8), sophomore Emmie Skopec (sixth place, 18:54.8) and senior Rachel Simon (seventh place, 19:13.0).
  • This was the second year in a row the women swept the dual meet in their season debut.
  • Redshirt freshman Bryce Richards led the men’s team, placing second overall behind only former KU runner Jacob Morgan, who ran unattached. Richards completed the 6K in a time of 19:31.59.
  • The Kansas men also claimed third, fourth and fifth overall with sophomore Michael Melgares (19:40.86), junior Carson Vickroy (19:42.05), and freshman Avery Hale (19:43.49).
  • Other Jayhawk men to score included: senior Jacob Ryan (19:59.7) placing ninth, junior Adel Yoonis (20:08.6) claiming 11th, sophomore Ryan Liston (20:11.4) in 13th, senior Markeen Caine (20:42.2) at 17th and junior Jack McDonald, who ran his 6K in 20:56.7 for a 19th-place finish.
  • Both teams have nearly a month off before their next meet. The Rim Rock Classic brings the Jayhawks back to their home turf, and is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1 at 9 a.m.


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