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20130-10-12 No. 13 ONU completely dominates Fighting Bee Invite placing in top seven spots
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Junior Ethan Gallagher won Saturday's race by 10 seconds

No. 13 ONU dominates Fighting Bee Invite by placing in top seven spots

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 6:30 PM

DAVENPORT, Iowa — The No. 13-ranked Olivet Nazarene University men’s cross country team did something that is unheard of on Saturday, October 12 when they placed their top seven runners in order from one through seven. The Tigers competed in the Fighting Bee Invite hosted by St. Ambrose University (Iowa) at Crow Creek Park. Out of 12 teams, Olivet finished the race in first place, the third time in four races this season they have finished first.

Junior Ethan Gallagher (Parsippany, N.J.) won the event with a time of 25:36. Freshman Caleb Drake (Rock Island, Ill.) came in second with a time of 25:46. Junior Mitchell Dale (Rochester Hills, Mich.) finished third with a time of 25:54. Junior Ian Lofgren (Rockford, Ill.) ran 25:55 to finish fourth, and freshman Jason Reynolds (Rockford, Ill.) ran 26:08 to round out the top five for ONU.

Senior Nic Mizeur (Moline, Ill.) finished sixth with a time of 26:15, and senior Daniel Wells (Danville, Ill.) ran 26:17 to finish seventh.

In all, 28 Tigers ran in the team's fourth race of the 2013 season.

North Iowa Area Community College finished second, St. Ambrose University (Iowa) came in third, St. Joseph’s College of Indiana finished fourth, and Roosevelt University (Ill.) came in fifth.

ONU will participate in the NAIA Great Lakes Invite, hosted by Aquinas College (Mich.) on Saturday, Oct. 26. The meet will be run in Grand Rapids, Mich., at Riverside Park starting at 11:15 a.m.