October 29, 2011

Men's Cross Country 2nd at OAC Championships

LIMA, Ohio—Mount Union's men's cross country team finished second at the Ohio Athletic Conference men's cross country championships at Hawthorne Hills Golf Course in Lima, Ohio. Three Purple Raiders finished in the top 18 to earn All-OAC honors.

Sophomore Joshua Clemence (Akron/Firestone) finished in fifth place (26:05.8), junior Matt Miller (Lakewood/Lakewood) finished in 14th place (26:16.7), and freshman Andrew Nelson (Louisville/Louisville) finished in 15th place (26:31.6) to earn all-conference honors  and lead the Purple Raiders.

Senior Tim Kelly (Lakewood/Lakewood) placed 19th (26:48.2) and freshman Nate Grimm (Lisbon/Leetonia) finished  in 23rd place (26:54.5) to round out the team scoring.

Mount Union's 75 points left them behind first place Ohio Northern, who had 43 points.

The Raiders run again in two weeks at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional at Oberlin College.

2011 OAC Cross Country Championships
Lima, OH

Team Scores
1. Ohio Northern 43, 2. Mount Union 75, 3. John Carroll 89, 4. Heidelberg 103, 5. Marietta 138, 6. Baldwin-Wallace 161, 7. Wilmington 168, 8. Muskingum 187, 9. Otterbein 249, 10. Capital 279.

Top-10 Individuals
1. Caleb Muller (MAR) 25:27.7, 2. Kenneth Janosko (BW) 25:44.8, 3. Pat Carroll (WILM) 26:02.6, 4. Nathan Rosenbaum(ONU) 26:04.5, 5. Joshua Clemence (MTU) 26:05.8, 6. Michael Simmons (ONU) 26:07.6, 7. Chuck Mule (JCU) 26:07.5, 8. Dan Smith (ONU) 26:08.4, 9. Nick Wojtasik (JCU) 26:09.3, 10. Jake Smith (JCU) 26:09.9.

Mount Union 
5. Joshua Clemence 26:05.8, 14. Matt Miller 26:16.7, 15. Andrew Nelson 26:31.6, 19. Tim Kelly 26:48.2, 23. Nate Grimm 26:54.5, 29. Erik Reed 26:46.91, 32. Konner Lashley 26:49.16, 39. Jon Karmazin 26:57.47, 45. Dylan Garritano 27:28.7, 47. Jake Boyer 27:30.7, 51. Wade Clark 27:33.7, 55. Bryan Derr 27:42.2, 59. Tyler Lowe 27:45.9, 65. Ryan DelBene 27:54.7, 73. Dan McGeary 28:03.2, 74. Matt Marron 28:04.9, 80. David Loxterman 28:14.8, 88. Nick Banks 28:25.7, 98. Brandon Saling 28:47.4, 111. Dekota Toot 29:07.5, 122. Cody Sundley 29:29.4, 153. Garrett Swisher 32:47.7    

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