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VU men tie for 8th, women 9th at EIU
 September 9, 2013

Freshman Robert Murphy finishes 6th

CHARLESTON, Ill. – Vincennes University freshman Robert Murphy was sixth Friday night in the men’s race at the Eastern Illinois Walt Crawford Open in Charleston, IL. Freshman TaPring Goatee was 11th for VU in the women’s race.

The Trailblazer men came in eighth among 12 teams as host Eastern Illinois won the event. On the women’s side, Southern Illinois claimed the team title and the VU women were ninth out of 13 teams.

Murphy finished the 8K course in 25:54.68. The winner, EIU senior Mike Hesslau turned in a time of 25:35.49.

Goatee’s time in the women’s 5K race was 18:45.57, while winner, junior Sadie Darnell of Southern Illinois, clocked a top time of 17:37.52.

Sophomore Whitney Wiist was 24th for the Trailblazers in 19:18.08.

VU will travel to the Indiana Intercollegiates on Sept. 20 in Bloomington.

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