Men's Cross Country: #23 Mount Union Places 2nd at OAC Championships; Myers 2nd Overall

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

DELAWARE, Ohio -- No. 23 ranked Mount Union placed second Saturday at the 2016 OAC Championships Men's Cross Country Championships in Delaware, Ohio.

The Purple Raiders had four runners in the top 10 as Mount Union had 43 points but No. 19 ranked Ohio Northern had five runners finish in the top 11 spots and took the team title with 29 points.

Mount Union freshman Preston Myers (Alliance/Marlington) led the team finishing in second place overall with a time of 25:26.9. He was 2.5 seconds behind meet champion Andrew Harden of Ohio Northern.

The Raiders three other top 10 runners were Adam Sopchak (Chardon / Chardon) in fourth (25:52.0), Nick Thomas (Louisville/Louisville) in eighth (26:03.2) and Matt O'Neil (Woodbridge, Va./Pope John Paul) in 10th (26:13.2).

Myers, Sopchak and Thomas all earned All-OAC First Team honors while O'Neil is on the all-conference second team.

Mount Union runs Saturday, Nov. 12 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

2016 OAC Championships

Delaware, Ohio

Men's 8k Team Scores

1. Ohio Northern 29, 2. Mount Union 43, 3. Otterbein 96, 4. John Carroll 103, 5. Heidelberg 114, 6. Baldwin Wallace 170, 7. Wilmington 223, 8. Capital 235, 9. Muskingum 294, 10. Marietta 318.

Mount Union

2. Preston Myers, 25:26.9, 4. Adam Sopchak 25:52.0, 8. Nick Thomas 26:03.2, 10. Matt O'Neil, 26:13.2, 20. Jon Bach 26:54.6, 22. Josh Thorne 26:59.6, 24. Jared Marsh 27:05.6, 25. Colten Trimble 27:06.4, 26. Joe Colon 27:08.1, 30. Casey Kropka 27:10.4, 41. Ty Menear 27:41.8, 68. Brett Radabaugh 28:28.3, 72. Jason Hadley 28:36.0, 85. Chad Bosel 28:59.0, 91. Jake Meeks 29:11.3, 93. Nate Millet 29:13.0, 101. Keith Murutes 29:40.9, 104. Will Luca 29:51.8, 110. Kyle Bolender 30:13.8, 126. Cole Messner 32:34.4, 136. Bryan Shelley 35:55.5.