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2013-09-13 ONU wins for second straight week, claim Illinois Intercollegiate title
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Junior Ethan Gallagher led the Tigers with a fourth place finish on Friday

ONU wins for second straight week, claim Illinois Intercollegiate title

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 9:01 PM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — For the second straight week, the No. 12-ranked Olivet Nazarene University men’s cross country team hosted a meet. For the second week in a row, they won. On Friday, Sept. 13, the Tigers hosted the Illinois Intercollegiate for the first time at Aspen Ridge Golf Course. ONU bested 17 other teams, and had five runners in the top 15 and seven in the top 20. A total of 189 runners competed in the 8k race.

The Tigers were led by junior Ethan Gallagher (Parsippany, N.J.) who finished fourth (25:01.7). Junior Mitchell Dale (Rochester Hills, Mich.) came in 11th at 25:23.0. Junior Ian Lofgren (Rockford, Ill.) ran 25:29.20 to finish 13th. Sophomore Dylan Creger (Almont, Mich.) finished 14th with a time of 25:31.0. Freshman Caleb Drake (Rock Island, Ill.) came in 15th with a time of 25:32.30.

Junior Marshall Hawn (Goshen, Ind.) finished 17th with a time of 25:44.60, and senior Daniel Wells (Danville, Ill.) ran 25:47.80 to finish 20th.

In all, 15 Tigers ran in the team's second race of the 2013 season.

NCAA Division II Lewis University (Ill.) finished second, North Central College (Ill.) came in third, University of Chicago (Ill.) came in fourth, and Augustana College (Ill.) rounded out the top five.

The Tigers will participate in a junior varsity meet on Friday, September 27, at 5:45 p.m. for the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational at Saukie Golf Course in Rock Island, Ill., hosted by Augustana. The varsity team will run that day in the Roy Griak Invitational in St. Paul, Minn., at the Les Bolstad Golf Course, hosted by the University of Minnesota at 11:30 a.m.