Wolverines Gear Up for Friday's BYU Autumn Classic



Sept. 12, 2012

OREM, Utah -- The Utah Valley University men's and women's cross country teams will compete in the state of Utah for the second consecutive meet when participate in Friday's BYU Autumn Classic.

The meet will be contested at Cascade Golf Course in Orem. The men's race is set to begin at 5 p.m. followed by the women's race at 6 p.m.

Admission to the race is $5, while children 5 and under are free as are youth runners (14 and under) who where their track or cross country uniforms.

The Wolverines opened the season with second- and third-place finishes, respectively, Sept. 1 at the Aggie Invitational in Logan, Utah.

The Wolverine women finished with 76, while the men finished with 86 points.

Freshman Darian Sharp placed 11th overall to lead the UVU women with the time of 18 minutes, 36 seconds and Krystal Harper was 12th overall at 18:39. Junior Ivie Gonsalves was 16th overall (18:52) followed by Bridget Hazel (18th, 18:54) and Stephanie Christensen(19th, 19:01).

Cliff Nielson placed seventh overall (19:27) to lead the UVU men followed by Macy Butterfield (10th, 19:37), Mike Felix (16th, 19:50), Spencer Evensen (20th, 20:08) and Logan Wood (28th, 20:25).

Along with Utah Valley and host BYU, the University of Minnesota, San Bernardino Valley College and Idaho State will compete in the men's race, while UVU, BYU, Idaho State, Utah and Weber State will compete in the women's race.