Men's Cross Country: Mount Union Places Fourth at NCAA Great Lakes Regional

Matt O'Neil, Preston Myers and Adam Sopchak
Matt O'Neil, Preston Myers and Adam Sopchak

HOLLAND, Mich.-- No. 33 ranked Mount Union placed fourth Saturday at the 2016 NCAA Men's Cross Country Great Lakes Regional Championships in Holland, Michigan.

The Purple Raiders had two runners in the top 20 as Mount Union had 151 points which was 22 points ahead of Wabash. Calvin won the event with 63 points

Mount Union freshman Preston Myers (Alliance/Marlington) led the team finishing in eighth overall with a time of 24:59.5.

The Raiders other top runner was Adam Sopchak (Chardon / Chardon) in 20th place (25:18.9) while Matt O'Neil (Woodbridge, Va./Pope John Paul) was right behind him in 27th place (25:30.2).

Myers, Sopchak and O'Neil each earned All-Region honors. 

 

2016 NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships

Holland, Mich.

Men's 8k Team Scores

1. Calvin 63, 2. Allegheny 116, 3. Ohio Northern 121,  4. Mount Union 151, 5. Wabash 173, 6. Case Western 192, 7. Albion 218, 8. Depauw 250, 9. Hope 323, 10. Manchester 365, 11. John Carroll 374, 12. Ohio Wesleyan 382, 13. Otterbein 392, 14. Trine 393, 15. Heidelberg 397, 16. Rose-Hulman 432, 17. Wooster 512, 18. Hanover 516, 19. Bluffton 565, 20. Denison 578, 21. Adrian 581, 22. Baldwin Wallace 620, 23. Olivet 639, 24. Oberlin 661, 25. Spalding 687, 26. Wittenber 702, 27. Anderson (Ind.) 730, 28. Alma 733, 29. Kalamazoo 744, 30. Capital 779, 31. Kenyon 791, 32. Earlham 839, 33. Wilmington 898, 34. Franklin 904, 35. Transylvania 1094, 36. Mount St. Joseph 1184 

Mount Union

8. Preston Myers, 24:59.5, 20. Adam Sopchak 25:18.9, 27. Matt O'Neil, 25:30.2, 43. Nick Thomas 25:59.1, 53. Jon Bach 26:09.7, 68. Colten Trimble 26:19.5, 79. Josh Thorne 26:32.4