Men's Cross Country: Raiders Run Away With Win at Quaker Open

Photo By: Bailey Sweeney and Hunter Salyers
Photo By: Bailey Sweeney and Hunter Salyers

WILMINGTON, Oh.—Mount Union men's cross country team had five finishers in the top nine to win the Quaker Open in Wilmington, Ohio.

Senior Preston Myers (Alliance / Marlington) led the purple raiders with a third place finish while he covered the 5k course with time of 16:08.5.

A pack of runners helped Mount Union complete the win as freshman Jeff Joseph (Beloit / West Branch) sixth, senior Jon Bach (Wadsworth )seventh, junior Nikita Landis (Navarre / Fairless) eighth and freshman Forrest Long (Geneva) ninth finished off the victory finishing withh times of 16:18,16:26,16:34 and 16:37 respectively.

The Purple Raiders scored 33 points beating host Wilmington by 10 points who scored 43.

The Raider's next run Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Knight Invite hosted by Calvin University.

Team Scores

  1. Mount Union 33, 2. Wilmington 43, 3. Earlham 89, 4. Wittenberg 119, 5. Capital 123 6. Marietta 124, 7. Mount St. Joseph 222

Top 5 Individuals

  1. Braeden Wallace (MAR) 15:58.9, 2. Simon Heys (WIL) 16:05.9, 3. Preston Myers (UMU) 16:08.5, 4. Austin Burt 16:12.7 (EAR) 5. Evan Whitaker 16:16.2 (WIL)

Mount Union Individuals

3. Preston Myers 16:08.5, 6. Jeff Joseph 16:18.8, 7. Jon Bach 16:16.8, 8. Nikita Landis 16:34.0, 9. Forrest Long 16:37.3, 11. Jon Wahlie 16:44.2, 21. Logan Brown 17:14.5, 24. Jared Marsh 17:23.6, 26. Marcus Ryder 17:31.1, 28. Brayden Whited 17:33.4, 30. Justin Arnold 17:36.4, 32. Evan Days 17:42.5, 34. Jack Wilett 17:45.5, 40. Noah Shriver 18:02.5, 42. Zade Al-Shinnawi 18:10.1, 43. Hunter Probert 18:17, Justin Knoch 18:32.9, 58. Connor Kenosh 19:09.4, 59. Thomas Costello 19:12.6, 62. Ryan Hostetler 19:33.5, 65. Alex Ventura 19:56.7