LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Franklin College cross country teams resumed their season on Saturday (Sept. 29) morning, taking part in the Greater Louisville Classic.
Facing off against one of the biggest fields they'll face this year, the Franklin men earned a 13th place finish while the women's team took 39th overall.
Juniors Clayton Brumfield and Blaine Conners had career days at the event, turning in a pair of top-20 finishes for the Grizzly men. Brumfield recorded a time of 26:26 in the 8K race, besting his previous personal record by 12 seconds on his way to a 15th place finish in the 275-man field. Conners smashed his previous personal record by nearly a full minute, taking 19th place overall with a time of 26:42.
Sophomore Chris Graham claimed a 63rd place finish, clocking in at 27:44 on the day. Junior Adam Rector (153rd/27:44), freshman Jordan Johnson (188th/30:30), sophomore Logan Vandermark (200th/30:59), junior Sean Groves (235th/32:48), junior Alex Creamer (251st/34:07) and freshman Alex Simon (258th/35:16) rounded out the rest of the Franklin lineup.
Sophomore Grace Esterline finished atop the leaderboard for the Grizzly women, finishing the 5K race in 22:15, good for 191st place overall. Freshman Taylor Wooten finished second on the team and 213rd overall with a time of 22:43 while junior Jayla Callens time of 22:49 was good for 220th place.
Franklin gets back at it in two weeks for their final meet of the regular season, heading to Wilmington, Ohio for the Jenna Strong Fall Classic on Friday, Oct. 12.