Men's Cross Country Fifth at NCAA Great Lakes Regional

ANDERSON, Ind. -- Mount Union's men's cross country team placed fifth at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Saturday in Anderson, Indiana.

The Purple Raiders had 166 points which was 18 points behind fourth place Manchester (Ind.) but well ahead of sixth place Albion (Mich.) with 308 points.

Mount Union was led by freshman Alex Wilson (Macedonia/Nordonia) who finished 17th and ran his best time of the season at 25:39.57.

Following Wilson was juniors Jake Boyer (East Liverpool/East Liverpool) in 29th and Nate Grimm (Lisbon/Leetonia) in 31st then junior Dan McGeary (Worthington/Thomas Worthington) in 38th place with junior Josh Clemence (Akron/Firestone) rounding out the team score with a 51st place finish.

2012 NCAA Great Lakes Regional
Anderson, Ind.

Team Scores

1. Calvin (Mich.) 36, 2. Wabash (Ind.) 111, 3. Case Western Reserve 146, 4. Manchester (Ind.) 148, 5. Mount Union 166, 6. Albion (Mich.) 308, 7. Ohio Northern 321, 8. Oberlin 334, 9. John Carroll 342, 10. Muskingum 370, 11. Adrian (Mich.) 374, 12. Hope (Mich.) 376, 13. DePauw (Ind.) 395, 14. Denison 421, 15. Ohio Wesleyan 445, 16. Spalding (Ky.) 470, 17. Wooster 477, 18. Kenyon 498, 19. Rose-Hulman (Ind.) 528, 20. Heidelberg 559, 21. Alma (Mich.) 563, 22. Wilmington 584, 23. Wittenberg 600, 24. Franklin (Ind.) 618, 25. Franciscan 638, 26. Trine (Ind.) 658, 27. Marietta 673, 28. Otterbein 685, 29. Anderson (Ind.) 711, 30. Bluffton 712, 31. Defiance 713, 32. Kalamazoo (Mich.) 864, 33. Olivet (Mich.) 875, 34. Hanover (Ind.) 958, Hiram 1002, 36. Mt. St. Joseph 1199, 37. Transylvania (Ky.) 1220.

Top-5 Individuals

1. William Jones (Franciscan) 24:26.16, 2. Dan Kerr (Calvin) 24:27.35, 3. Caleb Muller (Marietta) 24:45.25, 4. Nick Kramer (Calvin) 24:49.24, 5. Noah Droddy (DePauw) 24:58.29

Mount Union

17. Alex Wilson 25:39.57, 29. Jacob Boyer 26:00.08, 31. Nate Grimm 26:04.56, 38. Dan McGeary 26:13.17, 51. Josh Clemence 26:21.67, 63. Jon Karmazin 26:30.60, 157. Nick Banks 27:55.28.

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