Men's Cross Country: Mount Union Takes Title at Penn State-Behrend

Nicky Landis had the top finish of his career with a 5th at Penn State-Behrend Invite (Photo by Lenny Reich)
Nicky Landis had the top finish of his career with a 5th at Penn State-Behrend Invite (Photo by Lenny Reich)

ERIE, Pa. -- Mount Union's men's cross country team put four runners in the top nine spots to win the Penn State-Behrend Invitational Friday in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Jon Bach (Wadsworth) placed second overall with a time of 27:06.4.

The other Purple Raiders in the top 10 were Nicky Landis (Navarre / Fairless) in fifth (27:36.2), Jared Marsh (Massillon / Massillon Jackson) and Dylan Bailey (Alliance) then came in eighth (28:07.5) and ninth (28:15.1).

The rest of the team score came from Colten Trimble (Hookstown, Pa. / South Side Area) in 12th (28:25.3), Jon Wahlie (Lima / Shawnee) in 13th (28:34.3) and Logan Brown (South Charleston / Northeastern) in 17th (28:44.8).

Mount Union won the team title with 36 points.

The Raiders next race Saturday, Sept. 29 at the All-Ohio Championships hosted by The University of Akron.

Penn State-Behrend Invitational

Team Scores

  1. Mount Union 36, 2. Houghton (N.Y.) 63, 3. Truett-McConnell (Ga.) 74, 4. Penn State-Behrend 79, 5. Alderson Broaddus (W.Va.) 165, 6. Alfred (N.Y.) 185, 7. Lorain County C.C. 188, 8. Westminter (Pa.) 195, 9. Medialle (N.Y.) 245, 10. LaRoche (Pa.) 301

Top 5 Individuals

  1. Caleb Pell (AB) 26:39.5, 2. Jon Bach (MTU) 27:06.4, 3. Juan Ortega (T-M) 27:26.9, 4. Tyler Barber (T-M) 27:34.2, 5. Nicky Landis (MTU) 27:36.2

Mount Union 

2. Jon Bach 27:06.4, 5. Nicky Landis 27:36.2, 8. Jared Marsh 28:07.5, 9. Dylan Bailey (28:15.1), 12. Colten Trimble 28:25.3, 13. Jon Wahlie 28:34.3, 17. Logan Brown 28:44.8, 22. Hunter Probert 29:18.9, 24. Casey Kropka 29:29.3, 28. Alex Bryan 29:46.2, 31. Jack Wilet (30:03.8), 32. Connor Kenosh 30:05.8, 37. Marcus Ryder 30:35.8, 52. Noah Shriver 32:06.1, 64. Jack Fortner 33:35.7, 78. Wesley Trower 34:50.4, 79. Alex Ventura 35:04.8, 85. Nick Gill 37:40.7