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2013-09-06 ONU places seven runners in top 10 as Tigers take first at Midwest Classic
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ONU places seven runners in top 10 as Tigers take first at Midwest Classic

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Saturday, September 07, 2013 at 2:16 PM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — After placing 22nd in last year’s NAIA National Championship meet, the now No. 12-ranked Olivet Nazarene University men’s cross country team is back for the 2013 season. They started the season with the Midwest Classic at Aspen Ridge Golf Course in Bourbonnais. With 12 teams represented and 128 racers, ONU came out on top, placing seven runners in the top 10 and 16 in the top 50.

The Tigers were led by Dylan Creger (Almont, Mich.), who won the race with a time of 25:52.15. Junior Ethan Gallagher (Parsippany, N.J.) finished third (26:03.26), and Mitchell Dale (Rochester Hills, Mich.) was right behind him at 26:05.01. Freshman Caleb Drake (Rock Island, Ill.) came in fifth with a time of 26:07.77, and junior Andrew Cowen (Carmel, Ind.) ran a 26:19.43 to finish sixth.

Junior Ian Lofgren (Rockford, Ill.) ran 26:35.19 to finish eighth, and senior Brian Willoughby (Elkhart, Ind.) came in ninth (26:42.39).

In all, 31 of the 42 Tiger runners competed in the race to start the 2013 season.

Indiana Tech finished second, Trinity Christian College (Ill.) came in third, St. Xavier University (Ill.) came in fourth, and Taylor University (Ind.) rounded out the top five.

The Tigers will be back in action on Friday, September 13, at 5:45 p.m. for the Illinois Intercollegiate at Aspen Ridge Golf Course in Bourbonnais.

Results: http://www.runnersedgeracetiming.com/data/uploadedfiles/mwcmensrace2013.htm