BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – The Bowling Green State University men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in their final home meet of the 2022 season on Friday (Oct. 14) evening, hosting the Falcon Invite at the Bowling Green XC Course. Kailee Perry earned an individual victory in the Women’s Steve Price 6k event as the women’s team placed fourth. AJ Haffa placed fourth overall in the Men’s Bob Rothermel 8k event, leading the Falcon men to a fifth place team score.
– Kailee Perry took first overall in the meet, leading for most of the race and finishing with a time of 20:55.8. The senior surpassed her 2022 Mel Brodt Open time of 21:48.0 by nearly a minute. “Kailee took a big risk at the hill early, and this was a tough day to take that risk with the wind because she had to do so much work against it,” head coach Lou Snelling said. “I think it just speaks to how fit and how strong she is right now that she could do that.”
– Senior Katerina Shuble finished second for the Falcons and fourth overall, posting a 21:31.6 6k time while running unattached. The performance was her best of the season, beating her Mel Brodt Open time by 21 seconds.
– Kylee Cubbison was the third Falcon to cross the finish line, completing the 6k in 22:16.3. The freshman finished 17th overall.