Pioneers record PRs at Greater Louisville meet despite conditions

Pioneers record PRs at Greater Louisville meet despite conditions
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Though the weather didn't cooperate for Transylvania men and women's cross country Saturday, two men and two women hit personal records at the Greater Louisville Classic.

"The weather played a huge role today," said Head Coach Heidi Pinkerton. "But despite the heavy rain and sloppy course, the team ran well."

Stormy conditions hit Louisville around 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon, causing course flooding and electrical outages in timing equipment, resulting in a loss of women's official times on the day.

Despite the difficulties, freshman Kyle Sprague ran a personal best 28:51.35, crossing the line first for the Pioneers, as did freshman Andrew Meyer, who hit a personal record with 33:30.12.

Freshman Alex Czujko recorded the Pioneer men's second fastest time with 30:22.70, followed by sophomore Chris Saldana (31:44.36), Meyer, junior Thomas Amburn (35:02.15), sophomore Akin Erol (36:39.38), and freshman Andrew Ellis (36:49.89).

Though noted as  'unofficial' times due to the loss in data, women's cross country's senior Alex Rand and junior Alexis Carey recorded personal records, finishing at the 142 and 213 spot respectively, and followed by teammate Annie Edkins at 275.

Freshman Olivia Schaefer was the first of the women's team to cross the finish line, followed by freshman Shelby Catlett.

Men and women's cross country hope for better conditions as they head to Wilmington College of Ohio on October 18th.