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2013-09-27 ONU places in top 10 at Brissman-Lundeen Invitational
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Senior Caleb Bernhardt helped ONU to a 10th-place finish, coming in 100th overall at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational

ONU places in top 10 at Brissman-Lundeen Invitational

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 9:43 AM

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — After a week off from competition, over half of Olivet Nazarene University’s men’s cross country took to the start line for the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational. The meet was hosted by Augustana College (Ill.) in Rock Island, Ill. on Friday, Sept. 27. ONU bested 25 other teams and had six runners in the top 100. A total of 491 runners competed in the 8k race.

Senior Nic Mizeur (Moline, Ill.) led the Tigers with a 29th place finish (26:11.9). Freshman Jason Reynolds (Rockford, Ill.) came in second for the Tigers and finished 45th overall with a time of 26:27.8. Freshman River Gordon (Arden, N.C.) came in 83rd overall with a time of 27:12.9. Zach Bozman (LeClaire, Iowa) finished with a time of 27:16.2, coming in 88th overall. Freshman Reagen Dykhouse (Stamford, Conn.) finished 95th with at time of 27:28.4.

Senior Caleb Bernhardt (Green Bay, Wis.) finished 100th with a final time of 27:42.8, and sophomore Matthew Dixon (Chebanse, Ill.) finished 104th with a time of 27:48.2.

In all, 21 Tigers ran in the team's third race of the 2013 season.

The University of Chicago (Ill.) won the event, Augustana College (Ill.) came in second, Loras College (Ill.) came in third and Grinnell College (Iowa) came in fourth.

The Tigers will participate in the NAIA Great Lakes Invite, hosted by Aquinas College (Mich.) on Saturday, Oct. 12. The meet will be run in Grand Rapids, Mich. at Riverside Park starting at 11:15 a.m.