Men's Cross Country: Purple Raiders Finish Fourth at NCAA Great Lakes Regionals

Adam Sopchak (Photo by Joe Colon)
Adam Sopchak (Photo by Joe Colon)

POWELL, Ohio – Mount Union men's cross country team finished fourth Saturday at the NCAA DIII Great Lakes Regional, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan.

Calvin won the meet scoring 61 points, followed by DePauw (111 points) and fellow Ohio Athletic Conference member Ohio Northern (123 points). Then came Mount Union who trailed ONU by 25 points, scoring 148 points.

Leading the way was senior Adam Sopchak (Chardon/Chardon), finishing 17th with a time of 26:02.6. Sopchak earned All-Region honors with his finish, along with 24th-place finisher Nick Thomas (Louisville/Louisville) and 25th-place finisher Colten Trimble (Hookstown, Pa./South Side Area). Thomas finished with a time of 26:11.3 and Trimble finished at 26:11.6.

2017 NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships
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Men's Team Scores
1. Calvin 61, 2. DePauw 111, 3. Ohio Northern 123, 4. Mount Union 148, 5. Albion 160, 6. John Carroll 207, 7. Case Western 235, 8. Trine 239, 9. Allegheny 250, 10. Otterbein 334, 11. Wabash 338, 12. Rose-Hulman 353, 13. Baldwin Wallace 432, 14. Hanover 460, 15. Ohio Wesleyan 474, 16. Hope 486, 17. Wooster 489, 18. Heidelberg 503, 19. Earlham 518, 20. Denison 582, 21. Franklin 662, 22. Bluffton 666, 23. Alma 682, 24. Manchester 701, 25. Kenyon 715, 26. Oberlin 727, 27. Wittenberg 737, 28. Olivet 738, 29. Anderson (Ind.) 776, 30. Kalamazoo 780, 31. Capital 814, 32. Spalding 850, 33. Wilmington (Ohio) 916, 34. Adrian 995, 35. Muskingum 1006, 36. Mount St. Joseph 1121

Mount Union
17: Adam Sopchak 26:02.6, 24: Nick Thomas 26:11.3, 25: Colten Trimble 26:11.6, 39: Jared Marsh 26:31.6, 43: Jon Bach 26:35.7, 63: Casey Kropka 26:55.7, 110: Theo Bach 27:35.1