Men’s cross country finishes fifth, women eighth in GLVC Championship


Sophomore Louis Moreau runs in the GLVC Dual Meet on Sept. 25 for Lindenwood. Photo courtesy of Don Adams Jr.

Dominic Hoscher, Sports Editor

Lindenwood cross country wrapped up their abbreviated 2020 season on Saturday in the GLVC Championship.

Out of eight teams competing, the men’s team finished fifth in the 8k race with a total time of 2:11.31, and an average time 26:18. It was an improvement from last year’s Championship, when the men ended up in sixth with a total time of 2:15.54. 

The Lions finished ahead of Southwest Baptist, Drury, and Missouri S&T in the race. Pacing the men was again sophomore Louis Moreau, who took sixth place in the 8k with a final time of 25:20.6 and an average time of 5:05.9 per mile. 

Other stand-out performances from the men’s side include junior Ben Stasney, who was second on the team and 17th overall with a 25:58.1, and freshman Bramwell Havi who was 21st 26:06.6.

The women’s team were eighth in the 6k race with a combined score of 1:59.27, about a two minute improvement from last season’s 2:01.30 in the 2019 Championship. 

Lindenwood had one top 10 finisher in junior Najwa Chouati, placing ninth in the race. Chouati had a time of 22:05.7 and 5:55.6 per mile. This was her first time inside the top 10 in a Championship race, finishing 14th last season as a sophomore.

Sophomore Rachel Morrison’s 22:55.8 was the second best time on the team, and was good enough for 21st on the day. Kirsten Huffman was third for Lindenwood with 24:36.5 time in the 6k. 

Moreau and Chouati were both awarded all-GLVC honors after the event. It was Moreau’s first time receiving the honor after his first season with Lindenwood, and was Chouati’s second as she was all-GLVC last season as well. 

The rest of both team’s results can be found here