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Eutectic cross country coach David Baker assembles the team for practices the week before classes begin.

Eutectic cross country head coach David Baker assembles the team for practices the week before classes begin in August. The six or seven meets on the schedule are held on weekends. The conference championship takes place in November.

Eutectics Race First 8K at Southern Stampede

Murphy Affolder
Murphy Affolder
Photo by Jonathan Street.

In their first 8K of the season, the Eutectic men’s cross country team competed at the Missouri Southern Stampede in Joplin, Mo., on Saturday, Sept. 20. The Euts finished 19th of 20 teams, behind the two other AMC teams at the meet.

First-year Murphy Affolder became the eighth-fastest 8K runner in Eutectic history in his first college race at that distance. Affolder led the Euts in 62nd place with a time of 28:30. He was followed by fourth-year James Lidy in 88th at 29:28. Fifth-year Yang Pan bested his previous personal record by more than two minutes as the third Eutectic to cross the finish line in 107th place at 30:01. Third-year brothers Fred and Peter Jaeger rounded out the Eutectic top-five in 155th (33:02) and 156th (33:04) places.  

The Euts will next race at the Illinois College Invitational in Jacksonville, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 11.

James Lidy

James Lidy
Photo by Jonathan Street.

Euts are 10th at XC Festival

The Eutectic men’s cross country team ran the second 6K race of the season on Friday, Sept. 12, at the Forest Park Cross Country Festival hosted by Saint Louis University. The Euts finished 10th of 12 teams, beating out NAIA member Culver-Stockton College and Kaskaskia College. AMC member William Woods University was seventh.

Recent rains caused enough mud on the course that first-year Eutectic front-runner Murphy Affolder lost his shoe in the muck mid-way through the race and was unable to finish. Fourth-year veteran James Lidy took over the Eutectic lead, finishing in 53rd place at 21:46. Fifth-year Yang Pan was right behind Lidy in 54th place with a time of 22:10. Third-year runner Fred Jaeger was 57th (22:31), and third-year Peter Jaeger and second-year Derrick Lathon-Barnett were 65th (24:10) and 66th (24:18), respectively.

The Eutectics will next race at the Missouri Southern Stampede on Saturday, Sept. 20th.

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