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2013-09-28 Tigers run well at 28th Roy Griak Invite, finish 14th
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Junior Marshall Hawn finished sixth for ONU and 110th overall en route to a 11th-place finish for the Tigers

Tigers run well at 28th Roy Griak Invite, finish 14th

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 4:59 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The top third of the NAIA No. 6-ranked Olivet Nazarene University men’s cross country traveled north to run in the well-known 28th Roy Griak Invitational, hosted by the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minn., on Saturday, Sept. 28. The Tigers participated in the men’s Division II race and bested 29 other teams, with four runners in the top 100. A total of 458 runners competed in the 8k race. ONU finished 14th out of 44 teams against a very tough field.

Sophomore Dylan Creger (Almont, Mich.) finished 30th overall and led the Tigers with a time of 26:17. Junior Ethan Gallagher (Parsippany, N.J.), who finished 62nd (26:46), came in second for ONU. Freshman Caleb Drake (Rock Island, Ill.) came in 85th with a time of 27:02, and junior Ian Lofgren (Rockford, Ill.) ran 27:10 to finish 97th. Senior Brian Willoughby (Elkhart, Ind.) finished 109th and ran a 27:17 to round out the top five for ONU.

Junior Marshall Hawn (Goshen, Ind.) finished 121st with a time of 27:23, and senior Daniel Wells (Danville, Ill.) ran 27:24 to finish 122nd.

In all, 11 Tigers ran in the team's third race of the 2013 season.

Augustana College (S.D.) won the event, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse finished second, Central Missouri State University finished third, Lakehead University (Ontario) finished fourth and UC-San Diego finished fifth.

ONU 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.

Results: http://naiasports.org/admin/index.php?f=POW/index.php&actionPOW=selectAward