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CROSS COUNTRY

Women win meet, men place second Andrew Chapple Sports Contributor

The LSU cross country teams made their first and last home meets of the season count. The Lady Tigers placed first out of 10 teams, with five runners in the top 10, and the Tigers placed second out of 14 teams, with three runners in the top 10. Junior Leigh-Ann Naccari placed third individually, followed by Charlene Lipsey (fourth), Brea Goodman (sixth), Andria Aguilar (seventh) and Dakota Goodman (ninth). “I think I did pretty well,” Naccari said. “I was hoping my time would be a little bit better from last year but I was happy with the pace.” Niccari finished the course in 22:53, 20 seconds slower than her time at the same meet last season, when she finished in 22:33.57. On the men’s side, Richard Chautin placed sixth individually. “I feel a lot better about how I ran this week compared to last week, but I didn’t expect a lot going into

last week because there’s still time to get back into shape,” Chautin said. “I figure every week I should be one step ahead of where I was the week before.” Senior Cullen Doody, who won last week’s Mississippi State invitational, finished ninth overall in 27:52.4. “This week was a lot harder than last week, I think a lot of the guys had tired legs,” Doody said. “The effort was there but maybe our legs weren’t there.” Doody was immediately followed by junior Roger Cooke, who ran 28:03.7 and placed tenth overall. “This course is tough,” Cooke said. “It’s like déjà vu. Every time you’re running you see the same things over and over again. It kind of gets to you in the mind, especially when you’re not running with people.” Cooke said the team didn’t perform as well as it did last week, but it put forth a strong effort. Chautin, Doody and Cooke finished within 30 seconds of each

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Senior Richard Chautin tries to pass runners at the LSU Invitational on Saturday morning at Highland Road Park. The men’s team placed second in the meet.

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other at the Mississippi State invitational last weekend. “I’d like to call us a three-headed monster,” Cooke said. “We help each other out.” Senior Laura Carleton placed first individually on the women’s side with a time of 21:04.4, a 20-second improvement from her previous best. Carleton, who is redshirting this season, ran as an unattached runner. “I haven’t run a cross country time since last fall and I improved a lot over track season, so I was hoping to see results from that and I feel like I ran how I wanted,” Carleton said. “I kind of felt there was pressure there to win so I was glad to be able to do that, but there wasn’t as steep of competition as there usually is.” ZACH BREAUX / The Daily Reveille

Contact Andrew Chapple at achapple@lsureveille.com

LSU senior infielder Austin Nola fields the ball during fall practice Sunday at Alex Box Stadium. Check out a gallery of the practice at lsureveille.com.

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