Polman, Fleming Lead YSU at Tommy Evans Invitational

Polman, Fleming Lead YSU at Tommy Evans Invitational

Akron, Ohio - A pair of freshmen runners led the way for the Youngstown State men's and women's cross country teams on Thursday night at the Tommy Evans Invitational hosted by Akron.

For the men, freshman Tyler Polman led the way with a solid time of 15:32.9 to finish in 10th place. For the second straight race, YSU's lineup of six runner featured five freshman. Freshman Derek Basinger was 26th with a time of 16:12.2 while Cole Lovett was 32nd running a 5K time of 16:19.7.

For the women, freshman Natalie Fleming ran a 5K race time of 18:48.1 to place 15th. Senior Michelle Klim was 18th with a time of 18:53.8 while Suzanne Koziol was 22nd running a 19:04.5. Two other freshmen finished in the top 35 for YSU as Ashleigh Rowley was 31st with a time of 19:22.7 and Nicole Squatrito was 35th at 19:25.4.

The Penguins are next in action on Sept. 30 at the George Mason Invitational in Washington, D.C.

Women's Finishes

15. Natalie Fleming - 18:48.1
18. Michelle Klim - 18:53.8
22. Suzanne Koziol - 19:04.5
31. Ashleigh Rowley - 19:22.7
35. Nicole Squatrito - 19:25.4
41. Jennifer Muhlenkamp - 19:31.2
47. Morgan Ansell - 19:56.6
49. Raquel Markulen - 20:06.8
63. Grace Ayers - 21:34.5
64. Katie Hackos - 21:36.8

Men's Finishes

10. Tyler Polman - 15:32.9
26. Derek Basinger - 16:12.2
32. Cole Lovett - 16:19.7
39. Derek Morrison - 17:00.8
43. Sean Peterson - 17:25.2
45. Anthony Linert - 18:29.9