Men’s Cross Country Begins Season at Bill Sudeck/Case Western Reserve Invite

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The Mount Union cross country team opens the 2013 season at the Bill Sudeck/Case Western Reserve Invite in Cleveland, Ohio on August 31. The Purple Raiders look for their 27th Ohio Athletic Conference Championship.

Head Coach Kevin Lucas enters his third year as head coach of the men's program where he picked up his first OAC cross country championship. The Raiders finished second in his first season, 2011, as head coach and reclaimed first place in 2012.

The Raiders return three 2012 All-OAC First Team selections seniors Josh Clemence (Akron/Firestone) and Nate Grimm (Lisbon/Letonia) and sophomore Alex Wilson (Macedonia/Nordonia). Clemence and Wilson placed in the top five at the OAC Championships as Grimm finished sixth a year ago as Mount Union went on to claim the title.

Mount Union went on to finish fifth at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional led by Wilson who finished 17th with a time of 25:39.57.

Other runners expected to contribute include seniors Jake Boyer (East Liverpool/East Liverpool) and Konner Lashley (Madison/Madison), juniors Nick Banks (Bay Villlage/Bay), Andrew Nelson (Louisville/Louisville), Dan McGeary (Worthington/Thomas Worthington), Bryan Derr (Lakeville/Loudonville) and Dylan Garritano (Akron/St. Vincent-St. Mary) as well as freshman Tyler Menear (Brunswick/Brunswick)..

The eight-meet schedule is highlighted by the OAC Championship on November 2 at Otterbein before the NCAA Great Lakes Regional at Calvin.


2013 Mount Union Men's Cross Country Schedule 

Aug 31, 2013


at Bill Sudeck/Case Western Reserve Invite - Clevenland, Ohio 


11:00 AM


Sep 7, 2013


at Ric Sayre/Walsh Invite - North Canton, Ohio


9:30 AM


Sep 21, 2013


at Otterbein Invitational - Westerville, Ohio


11:00 AM


Oct 4, 2013


at All-Ohio Championships - Cedarville, Ohio


2:00 PM


Oct 18, 2013


at Wilmington Fall Classic - Wilmington, Ohio


4:30 PM


Nov 2, 2013


at OAC Championships (Otterbein) - Westerville, Ohio


11:00 AM


Nov 16, 2013


at NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Calvin) - Grand Rapids, Mich. 


11:00 AM


Nov 23, 2013


at NCAA Championships (Hanover) - Hanover, Ind.


11:00 AM