Oct. 18, 2002
Cullowhee, N.C. - For the first time in six years, the Western Carolina men's cross country team won the Old Mountain Jug back from Appalachian State in head-to-head competition by three points. The race for the jug has been a yearly competition between WNC rival App State and Western Carolina. The ASU women's team took home the jug to give the team the 4-2 edge over the past six years.
Although they won the jug, the WCU men's team fell just short of first place overall to App State by one point. The Mountaineers took home the first place plaque, finishing with 30 points. Caleb Bailey finished as the individual champion with a time of 17:38 in the men's 6K race. WCU teammate Jesse Norman came in second, also at 17:38. Adam Puett rounded out the top five in the race, coming at 17:44.
For the women, App State also came out on top with only 27 points. ASU's Sarah Primanv finished as the individual champion with a time of 13:20 in the women's 4K race. Deanna Kulesz finished first for the Catamounts, coming in at 14:19, good for 10th place. The Lady Cats finished with 80 team points for fourth place.
"We're really glad that our men won the jug," said WCU head coach Danny Williamson. "They ran hard, although we wish we could have won overall. We know that we still have some things to improve on before the SoCon meet."
Western Carolina now prepares for the Southern Conference Championships, scheduled for November 2 in Charleston, S.C. where the Catamounts will be led by last year's SoCon Runner of the Year, Jesse Norman.
October 18, 2002
WUC Men (6K) 2nd Appalachian State 1st 30pts
Caleb Bailey 17:38 Western Carolina 2nd 31pts
Jesse Norman 17:38 Milligan College 3rd 80pts
Adam Puett 17:44 UNC Greensboro 4th 106pts
Ben Watkins 17:56 Carson-Newman 5th 125pts
James Irwin 18:55 Wofford College 6th 175pts
Philip Ramsey 19:01
Eddie Vick 19:30
Jason Harnett 20:01
Daryl Fields 21:06
WCU Women (4K) 4th Appalachian State 1st 27pts
Deanna Kulesz 14:19 UNC Greensboro 2nd 74pts
Alissa Short 14:22 Carson-Newman 3rd 75pts
Tonya Edmonds 14:42 Western Carolina 4th 80pts
Megan Kellogg 14:49 Milligan College 5th 111pts
Jerrine Peeler 14:55
Whitney Woods 15:21
Randi Miles 15:25
Becky Signoretti 15:54
Tammy Ulander 16:57