Men's Cross Country: Raiders Finish 9th Overall at Knight Invite

Men's Cross Country: Raiders Finish 9th Overall at Knight Invite

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Mount Union men's cross country team finished 9th out of 24 teams with 273 points at the Knight Invite Saturday afternoon in Grand Rapids.

The Purple Raiders looked to pack running as the team went to preview the upcoming regional course.

Senior Preston Myers ( Alliance / Marlington) and fellow senior Jon Bach (Wadsworth) finished in 35th and 46th with times of 26:03.7 and 26:21.1 respectively.

The next pack of junior Nikita Landis (Navarre / Fairless) and freshman Jeff Joseph (Beloit / West Branch) finished with times of 26:36.0 and 26:39.6 in 63rd and 66th.

Freshman Forrest Long (Geneva) rounded out the scoring for the Raiders in 97th with a time of 27:10.3

Host Calvin University won the meet with 43 points.

Next up for Mount Union is the All-Ohio Championships on Saturday, September 28th at 1 pm in Cedarville, Ohio.

Team Scores

  1. Calvin 43, 2. John Carroll 121, 3. Case Western Reserve 131, 3. Grand Valley St. 131, 5. St. Francis (Ill.) 165, 6. Trine 193, 7 DePauw 214, 8. Goshen 247, 9. Mount Union 273, 10. Hillsdale 289, 11. Aquinas 311, 12. Siena Heights 345, 13. Albion 382, 14. Cornerstone 385, 15. Heidelberg 402, 16. Manchester 427, 17. Kenyon 517, 18. Alma 533, 19. Oberlin 534, 20. Spring Arbor 547, 21. Adrian 572, 22. Davenport 575, 23. Findlay 596, 24. Olivet 662

Top 5 Individuals

  1. Joseph Humes (HIL) 24:49.9, 2. Andrew Hylen (UNAT) 25:10.7, 3. Tyler Johnson (CAL) 25:11.2, 4. Jonathan Ellis (CAL) 25:12, Zach Ripley (UNAT) 25:20.4

Mount Union Indivuduals

 35. Preston Myers 26:03.7, 46. Jon Bach 26:21.1, 63. Nikita Landis 26:36.0, 66. Jeff Joseph 26:39.6, 97. Forrest Long 27:10.3, 104. Logan Brown 27:17.9, 110. Jon Wahlie 27:26.1, 122. Marcus Ryder 27:47.5, 180. Brayden Whited 29:00.5