Hovland and Keveren Lead Virginia at Cavalier Open
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Senior Jen Hovland and sophomore Sean Keveren led the Virginia cross country teams at the annual Cavalier Open at Panorama Farms on Friday evening finishing second and third, respectively.
Keveren, running with the lead pack the entire race, led all Cavaliers across the line in the men’s competition. Trailing two unattached runners, Keveren finished third in 25:10.26. Bobby Peavey claimed the title in 24:51.75.
Senior Kevin Tschirhart finished fourth for Virginia in 25:15.94, while sophomore Andrew Mearns took sixth with a time of 25:21.26. Senior Alex Bowman completed the course in 26:02.59 for a 12th-place finish.
In the women’s race, Jessica Propst, running unattached, took the title in 18:18.24. Hovland finished runner-up in 18:41.68, while senior Megan Durkee finished sixth in 18:56.89 and freshman Rosemary Barber took seventh in 18:57.90.
Senior Susan Brooks finished ninth for the Cavaliers, completing the course in 19:05.22 and senior Erin Klein was 11th with a time of 19:08.21.
Virginia will return to action next weekend, heading to Louisville, Ky., for the 2009 NCAA Southeast Regional Championship. The women won the title a year ago, while the men finished runner-up. Races will begin on Saturday at 10 a.m. with the top-two teams automatically advancing to the NCAA Championships.