Nelson, Hughes lead Centenary at opening meet
Friday, September 7, 2012

TYLER, Texas – Chad Nelson and Julie Hughes paved the way for all Centenary runners Friday night, but it was UT Tyler who ran away from the visiting teams as the host squads won the men’s and women’s UT Tyler Twilight Friday night.

Nelson finished in 17:32.10 and was 15th out of 70 runners, just over a minute behind UTT’s Nicklas Huff’s winning pace (16:23.82) in the 3.1-mile race (5k). UT Tyler accounted for five of the top six finishes. The Gents wrapped up a sixth-place finish in the season-opening meet while the Ladies tallied a fifth-place mark.

Hughes finished just ahead of teammate Rachel Olson, who finished 17th. Hughes posted a 22:26.04 time, edging Olson at 22:47.59. LeTourneau's Nicole Leman won the women's race in 19:21.68.

The UT Tyler women just slid past the University of Dallas with 42 points. UTD was a single point back. On the men’s side, UT Tyler dominated with 19 points, followed by LeTourneau's second-place finish with 91.

Centenary Men’s Results (6th of 8; 168)

Chad Nelson                  15th         17:32.10

Mile McDonald                21st         17:57.13

Horacio D’Agostino          37th         19:39.84

Andrew Borel                  47th         21:08.42

Cavett Feazel                 48th         22:33.80


Centenary Women’s Results (5th of 9; 133)


Julie Hughes                   14th         22:26.04

Rachel Olson                   17th        22:47.59

Christie Wolterman           30th        24:59.69

Delilah Moreno                 32th        26:06.24

Hayley Schneider              40th        27:53.29