Men's Cross Country: #23 Mount Union Places 2nd at Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble

Preston Myers (Photo by Joe Colon)
Preston Myers (Photo by Joe Colon)

OBERLIN, Ohio -- Mount Union's men's cross country team, ranked No. 23 in the nation, finished second at the Inter-Regional Rumble Saturday at Oberlin College.

The Purple Raiders had 123 points which was behind the 75 of winner No. 10 ranked Carnegie Mellon (Pa.).

Freshman Preston Myers (Alliance/Marlington) ran his best 8k time of the season at 24:57.7 and finished in sixth place overall.

Senior Matt O'Neil (Woodbridge, Va./Pope John Paul) came in 11th place with his best time of yar at  25:06.7.

Mount Union will next run at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships on Oct. 29 in Columbus.

Inter-Regional Rumble

Men's 8k Results

1. Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) 75, 2. Mount Union 123, 3. Wabash (Ind.) 137, 4. DePauw (Ind.) 160, 5. Washington & Lee (Va.) 160, 6. Case Western Reserve 171, 7. St. Thomas (Minn.) 198, 8. Lynchburg (Va.) 207, 9. Fredonia (N.Y.) 301, 10. St. Vincent (Pa.) 304, 11. Trine (Ind.) 307, 12. Manchester (Ind.) 324, 13. Oberlin 357, 14. Lebanon Valley (Pa.), 15. Denison 444, 16. Baldwin Wallace 475, 17. Adrian (Mich.) 558, 18. John Carroll 561, 19. Bluffton 562, 20. Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) 564, 21. Geneva (Pa.) 565, 22. Moravian (Pa.) 571, 23. Olivet (Mich.) 617, 24. Kalamazoo (Mich.) 660, 25. Alma (Mich.) 668, 26. Kenyon 678, 27. Franciscan 716, 28. Alfred State (N.Y.) 768, 29. Buffalo State (N.Y.) 798, 30. Waynesburg (Pa.) 823, 31. Capital 863, 32. LaRoche (Pa.) 1088.

Mount Union

6. Preston Myers 24:57.7, 11. Matt O'Neil 25:06.7, 20. Nick Thomas 25:14.7, 30. Adam Sopchak 25:31.2, 56. Colten Trimble 26:07.3, 72. Ty Menear 26:21.1, 73. Jon Bach 26:22.1, 75. Casey Kropka 26:23.9, 84. Josh Thorne 26:31.2, 100. Brett Radabaugh 26:45.5