Men’s Cross Country Finishes Third and the Women Sixth at Bobcat Invitational

October 2, 2010

GREENSBURG, PA.  –  The Hiram College men’s cross country team finished third and the Terrier women were sixth at the annual Bobcat Invitational today (Saturday, Oct. 2) hosted by the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg in Greensburg, Pa.  [Men's Results] [Women's Results]

The men totaled 51 points to place third overall out of six teams.  Point Park (Pa.) University won the event with team-total of 41 points.  Thiel (Pa.) College was second with 49 points.

Junior Joe Hengoed (Seven Hills/Normandy) paced the Hiram men with a mark of 27:50.9 and placed second overall.  Sophomore Chris Pratt (North Canton/Hoover) had the second fastest time for the team at 29:09.8 and also placed in the top-10 overall.  Sophomore Bryan Nemire (Berlin Heights/Edison) was third with a time of 30:33.0 and was followed by freshman Forrest Reed (Seven Hills/Normandy) in a time of 30:42.6.  Sophomore Brendan Curtin (Burton/Berkshire) posted a mark of 30:57.2 and senior Nicholas Michalenko (Moon Twp., Pa./Our Lady of Sacred Heart) was sixth at 32:27.2.  Freshman Sam Ivcic (Maple Heights) rounded out the Hiram scoring times with a mark of 32:55.4.  Also competing for Hiram was junior Don Daley (Chagrin Falls/University School) who turned in a time of 35:58.3.

The women finished the event with 146 points to place sixth overall out of eight teams.  Chatham (Pa.) University was first overall at 52 points with Point Park finishing second with 58 points.  University of Pitt-Johnstown was third at 79 points.

Individually for Hiram, freshman Laila Almassri (Parma/Normandy) had the fastest overall time for the team at 27:07.1 and placed 12th overall.  Fellow freshman Clarissa Claflin (Mayfield/Mayfield Heights) was second in a time of 29:21.2 and senior Lindsay Kuhn (Canfield) was the third Terrier to cross the finish line and completed the course in a time of 30:42.5.  Sophomore Megan Orosz (Mentor/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) was fourth with a time of 31:00.6 and senior Bristena Marinescu (Arad, Romania/Moise Nicora College) posted a mark of 32:17.8.  Sophomore Natalie Richardson (McConnelsville/Morgan) and freshman Carly Kidner (Ashtabula/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) rounded out the Hiram scoring times with marks of 33:27.1 and 34:15.9 respectively.  In addition, sophomore Amy Morton (Tacoma, Wash./Sav) also competed for the Terriers and had a time of 35:41.0.

The Hiram cross country teams will compete next weekend at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 9 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Cross Country Teams Compete at Annual All-Ohio Championships

October 1, 2010

CEDARVILLE, OHIO  –  The Hiram College cross country teams competed at the annual All-Ohio Championships today (Friday, Oct. 1) hosted by Cedarville University in Cedarville.  The Terrier men placed 18th and the women had one individual competitor and did not qualify in the team standings.  [Men's Results] [Women's Results]

The Hiram men finished the event with 572 points to place 18th overall out of 20 NCAA Division III schools.  Oberlin College took top team honors with 66 points and was followed by Case in second place with 86 points.  Rounding out the top three was Denison University at 114 points. 

Leading the way for the Terriers was sophomore Chris Pratt (North Canton/Hoover) who completed the 8k course in a time of 28:39.9 and placed 92nd overall out of 139 total runners.  Freshman Forrest Reed (Seven Hills/Normandy) had the second quickest time at 29:27.4.  Sophomore Brian Nemire (Berlin Heights/Edison) was third with a mark of 29:50.2 and sophomore Brendan Curtin (Burton/Berkshire) was the fourth Hiram runner to cross the finish line with a time of 30:19.9.  Freshman Sam Ivcic (Maple Heights) was fifth at 32:48.0 and junior Don Daley (Chagrin Falls/University School) completed the list of scoring times at 33:26.1. 

The women had one lone competitor and did not qualify in the final team standings.  Case won the event with 60 points and Oberlin was second at 68 points.  Rounding out the top three teams was Ohio Northern University with 102 points.

Senior Lindsay Kuhn (Canfield) was the only Hiram women’s runner and posted a time of 24:36.2.

The cross country teams will compete again tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 2) at the Pittsburgh-Greensburg Invitational in Greensburg, Pa. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Cross Country Teams Compete at Annual Penn State-Behrend Invitational

September 18, 2010

ERIE, PA.  — The Hiram College cross country teams competed at the annual Penn State-Behrend Invitational today (Saturday, Sept. 18) in Erie, Pa.  The Terrier men placed eighth, while the women were 15th.  [Men's Results] [Women's Results]

The Hiram men totaled 159 points to place eighth overall.  The University of Mount Union took the men’s team title with 23 points, followed by Buffalo (N.Y.) State in second with 99 points.  Case rounded out the top three with 105 points.

Individually, Hiram was led by junior Joe Hengoed (Seven Hills/Normandy) who completed the course in a time of 27:42.9 and placed 11th overall out of 162 total runners.  Sophomore Chris Pratt (North Canton/Hoover) was second at 29:14.2 and freshman Forrest Reed (Seven Hills/Normandy) was third with a mark of 30:05.4.  Sophomore Bryan Nemire (Berlin Heights/Edison) posted the fourth fastest time at 30:07.6.  Sophomore Brendan Curtin (Burton/Berkshire) recorded a time of 31:00.4, followed by freshman Manpreet Grewal (Parma/Normandy) with a time of 34:10.5.  Rounding out the scoring times for Hiram was freshman Sam Ivcic (Maple Heights) who posted a mark of 34:11.5.   Also competing for Hiram was junior Don Daley (Chagrin Falls/University School) who ran a time of 34:53.1.  Senior Zach Wegman (Knoxville, Tenn./Bereon) turned in a time of 36:14.6 and junior Angel Gonzalez (Los Angeles, Calif./El Sequndo) completed the course with a time of 36:16.9.  Completing the list of Hiram competitors was freshman David Stonebraker (Girard) who turned in a time of 37:10.8.

The women finished the competition with 397 teams points to place 15th overall.  Mount Union completed the sweep by winning the women’s title with 38 points.  Host school PSU-Behrend was second at 51 points, followed by Defiance College in third at 141 points.

Freshman Laila Almassri (Parma/Normandy) led the Terrier women with a time of 22:26.6 and placed 43rd overall out of 161 total runners.  Sophomore Megan Orosz (Mentor/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) had the second fastest time for the women at 24:42.5.  Freshman Clarissa Claflin (Mayfield/Mayfield Heights) was third at 25:10.1 and freshman Carly Kidner (Ashtabula/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) was fourth with a mark of 26:12.6.  Senior Bristena Marinescu (Arad, Romania/Moise Nicora College) completed the course in a time of 26:39.0 to place fifth on the team.  Sophomore Natalie Richardson (McConnelsville/Morgan) recorded a time of 26:49.3 and sophomore Elizabeth Haase (Akron/Firestone) rounded out the Hiram scoring times at 27:19.1.  In addition, senior Lindsay Kuhn (Canfield) posted a time of 27:29.8 and was followed by fellow senior Rachael Bisker (Plain City/Milford Center Fairbanks) who ran a time of 27:44.9.  Sophomore Emily Smith (Wellsville/Southern Local) had a time of 27:59.9 and senior Anh Tran (Cleveland/John Marshall) ran a time of 28:00.5.

The Hiram cross country teams will next compete at the annual All-Ohio Championships on Friday, Oct. 1.  Cedarville University will be the host site with the first race scheduled to begin at 2:45 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Cross Country Teams Compete at Walsh University Invitational

September 11, 2010

CANTON, OHIO  –  The Hiram College cross country teams competed at the Rick Sayre Invitational hosted by Walsh University today (Saturday, Sept. 11) in Canton.  The Terrier men placed fifth, while the women finished eighth overall.  [Men's Team Results] [Men's Individual Results] [Women's Team Results] [Women's Individual Results]

The Hiram men ended the event with 124 points to place fifth out of six teams.  The University of Mount Union took home the team title with 20 points, followed by host school Walsh with 64 points.  John Carroll University rounded out the top three with 73 points.

Individually, junior Joe Hengoed (Seven Hills/Normandy) led Hiram with a time of 26:40.32 and finished eighth overall out of 85 total runners.  Sophomore Chris Pratt (North Canton/Hoover) recorded the second fastest time for the Terriers at 28:31.39.  Freshman Forrest Reed (Seven Hills/Normandy) was third in a time of 29:12.45, followed by sophomore Bryan Nemire (Berlin Heights/Edison) who completed the course with a mark of 29:15.39.  Sophomore Brendan Curtin (Burton/Berkshire) was fifth for Hiram at 29;59.99 and senior Nicholas Michalenko (Moon Twp., Pa./Our Lady of Sacred Heart) turned in a time of 30:50.16 to finish sixth fastest on the team.  Freshman Manpreet Grewal (Parma/Normandy) completed the course in a time of 32:56.77 and was followed by junior Don Daley (Chagrin Falls/University School) at 33:17.07.  Also competing for the Terriers were freshman Sam Ivcic (Maple Heights) who ran a time of 34:21.35, junior Angel Gonzalez (Los Angeles, Calif./El Seqund0) who posted a time of 35:27.22 and freshman Dvaid Stonebraker (Girard) completed the list of Hiram competitors with a time of 37:40.55.

The Hiram women finished with a team-total of 243 points and placed eighth of eight teams.  John Carroll won the women’s event with 28 points and Mount Union was second at 56 points.  Walsh rounded out the top three schools with 96 points.

Freshman Laila Almassri (Parma/Normandy) paced the Terrier women with a time of 21:27.86 and placed 43rd overall out of of 100 total runners.  Sophomore Megan Orosz (Mentor/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) crossed the finish line second for Hiram in a time of 24:16.48.  Freshman Clarissa Claflin (Mayfield/Mayfield Heights) recorded the third fastest time of 24:37.07.  Freshman Carly Kidner (Ashtabula/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) and sophomore Natalie Richardson (McConnelsville/Morgan) finished back-to-back with times of 25:19.82 and 25:24.57 respectively.  Senior Brianna Andrie (Perry) had a time of 25:39.28 and was followed by sophomore Elizabeth Haase (Akron/Firestone) who posted a mark of 26:14.77.  Senior Rachael Bisker (Plain City/Milford Center Fairbanks) finished the race in a time of 26:23.35.  Rounding out the Hiram competitors was sophomore Emily Smith (Wellsville/Southern Local) and senior Anh Tran (Cleveland/John Marshall) who recorded times of 27:03.74 and 28:08.64 respectively.

The Hiram cross country teams will compete next Saturday, Sept. 18 at the annual Penn State-Behrend Invitational in Erie, Pa.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495, by FAX at (330) 569-5392 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Cross Country Teams Finish Fifth and Eighth at Fisher Invitational

September 4, 2010

NEW WILMINGTON, OHIO  –  The Hiram College cross country teams competed at the annual Fisher Invitational today (Saturday, Sept. 4) hosted by Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa.  The Terrier men placed fifth, while the women finished eighth.  [Men's Results] [Women's Results]

The men totaled 139 points to place fifth overall out of 10 teams.  Grove City (Pa.) College won the event with team score of 50 points.  Alderson Broaddus (W.Va.) College was second with 67 points and Franciscan University rounded out the top three teams with 79 points.

Individually for Hiram, junior Joe Hengoed (Seven Hills/Normandy) paced the Terriers with a time of 26:58 and placed seventh overall out of 103 total runners.  Sophomore Chris Pratt (North Canton/Hoover) was second with a mark of 28:52.  Fellow sophomore Bryan Nemire (Berlin Heights/Edison) recorded the third fastest time for Hiram completing the 8k race in a time of 29:02.  Freshman Forrest Reed (Seven Hills/Normandy) posted the fourth best time of 29:11 and sophomore Brendan Curtin (Burton/Berkshire) rounded out the top five times at 29:25.  Also competing for the Terriers was senior Nicholas Michalenko (Moon Twp., Pa./Our Lady of Sacred Heart) who ran a time of 31:05 and was followed by freshman Sam Ivcic (Maple Heights) who had a time of 32:47.  Freshman Manpreet Grewal (Parma/Normandy) completed the race in a time of 33:12.  Junior Don Daley (Chagrin Falls/University School) and senior Zach Wegman (Knoxville, Tenn./Bereon) completed the list of competitors with marks of 33:47 and 37:11 respectively.

The women finished the event with 230 points to place eighth overall of 10 teams.  Grove City also capture the women’s team title with 32 points.  Franciscan was second at 36 points and Alderson Broaddus rounded out the top three with 80 points.

Freshman Laila Almassri (Parma/Normandy) posted the top individual effort for the Hiram women with a time of 26:28 and placed 25th overall out of 118 total runners.  Senior Lindsay Kuhn (Canfield) was second with a mark of 28:37 and freshman Clarissa Claflin (Mayfield/Mayfield Heights) was the third to complete the 6k race in a time of 29:58.  Sophomore Megan Orosz (Mentor/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) was the fourth Terrier to cross the finish line and posted a time of 30:09.  Senior Brianna Andrie (Perry) was fifth at 31:10 followed by sophomore Natalie Richardson (McConnelsville/Morgan) with a time of 31:12.  Senior Bristena Marinescu (Arad, Romania/Moise Nicora College) rounded out the scoring times at 31:18.  In addition, freshman Carly Kidner (Ashtabula/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) ran a time of 31:53 and was followed by sophomore Elizabeth Haase (Akron/Firestone) who crossed the line in a time of 32:02.  Senior Rachael Bisker (Plain City/Milford Center Fairbanks) completed the course in a time of 32:17 while sophomore Amy Morton (Tacoma, Wash./Sav) and sophomore Emily Smith (Wellsville/Southern Local) rounded out the Hiram competitors with times of 32:22 adn 35:21 respectively.

The Hiram cross country teams will compete at the Walsh University Ric Sayre Invitational next Saturday, Sept. 11 in Canton.  The day is scheduled to begin at 9:40 a.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495, by FAX at (330) 569-5392 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Cross Country Teams Compete at Season-Opening Wooster Invitational

September 1, 2010

WOOSTER, OHIO  — The Hiram College cross country teams officially began the 2010 season today (Wednesday, Sept. 1) at the unscored College of Wooster Invitational in Wooster.  [Women's 5k Results] [Men's Four Mile Results] [Men's 5k Results]

The Terrier women competed solely in the 5k race with freshman Laila Almassri (Parma/Normandy) recording the fastest individual time for the team of 24:15.50 and placed 23rd out of 32 total runners.  Sophomore Megan Orosz (Mentor/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) finished second on the team with a mark of 26:31.20.  Senior Brianna Andrie (Perry) was third at 27:07.70 and freshman Clarissa Claflin (Mayfield/Mayfield/Heights) was fourth in a time of 27:17.40.  Rounding out the top-five times for Hiram was senior Lindsay Kuhn (Canfield) with a time of 27:36.60.  Also competing for Hiram was sophomore Natalie Richardson (McConnelsville/Morgan) and freshman Carly Kidner (Ashtabula/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) who posted marks of 28:11.10 and 28:54.40 respectively.

The men had competitors in both the four mile and 5k races.  In the four mile, Hiram was led by junior Joe Hengoed (Seven Hills/Normandy) who turned in a time of 22:41.48 and finished 11th of 35 runners.  Sophomore Bryan Nemire crossed the finish line second for the Terriers, competing the course in a time of 24:06.67.  Freshman Forrest Reed (Seven Hills/Normandy) had the third fastest time at 24:13.34.  Sophomore Brendan Curtin (Burton/Berkshire) posted a mark of 25:03.59 and senior Nicholas Michalenko (Moon Twp., Pa./Our Lady of Sacred Heart) rounded out the top-five with a time of 27:44.75.  Also competing for Hiram in the four-mile run were freshman Sam Ivcic (Maple Heights) and junior Don Daley (Chagrin Falls/University School) who turned in times of 27:51.04 and 29:39.92 respectively.

The Hiram men also had two competitors compete in the 5k run in sophomore Aaron Andzelik (Chautauqua, N.Y./Chautauqua Lake) who finished in a time of 22:54.45 and fellow sophomore Chris Pratt (North Canton/Hoover) who recorded a time of 22:54.50.

The Hiram cross country teams will be in action this weekend when they compete at the Westminster (Pa.) Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 4 in New Wilmington, Pa.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495, by FAX at (330) 569-5392 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Cross Country Teams Compete at NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional Meet

November 14, 2009

TERRE HAUTE, IND. — The Hiram College cross country teams competed at the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional Meet today (Saturday, Nov. 14) hosted by the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind. The Terrier men placed 31st of 36 teams, while the women placed 32nd out of 34 teams. [Men's Results] [Women's Results]

The men totaled 834 points to place 31st overall. Calvin (Mich.) College took top team honors with 73 points, followed by Heidelberg College in second with 94 points. Rounding out the top-three teams was Manchester (Ind.) College with 150 points.

Individually, sophomore Zach Eshelman (Corona, Ariz./Cienega) posted the fastest time for the Terriers at 28:06 and placed 117th overall out of 248 total runners. Fellow sophomore Joe Hengoed (Seven Hills/Normandy) was the second fastest with a mark of 28:08. Freshman Chris Pratt (North Canton/Hoover) was third to cross the finish line for Hiram with a time of 29:18. Freshman Brian Nemire (Berlin Heights/Edison) recorded a time of 30:19 and junior Nicholas Michalenko (Moon Twp., Pa./Our Lady of Sacred Heart) had a time of 30:48. Senior William Brown (Hamburg, N.Y./Frontier Central) was sixth with a mark of 31:10 and freshman Brian Curtin (Burton/Berkshire) rounded out the scoring times for Hiram at 32:11.

The Terrier women finished the event with a team-total of 1,037 points to place 32nd overall. Calvin came in first in the team standings with 50 points. Oberlin College was second with 120 points and Case finished third at 130 points.

Senior Katie Eppley (Stow) paced Hiram with a time of 26:59 and finished 175th overall out of 231 total runners. Freshmen Natalie Richardson (McConnelsville/Morgan) and Kara Vantaggi (North Royalton) were the second and third Hiram competitors to complete the course with marks of 30:21 and 31:01 respectively. Junior Lindsay Kuhn (Canfield) and freshman Megan Orosz (Mentor/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) finished back-to-back with times of 31:19 and 31:21.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495, by FAX at (330) 569-5392 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Cross Country Teams Compete at NCAC Championships

October 31, 2009

DELAWARE, OHIO — The Hiram College cross country teams competed at the 2009 North Coast Athletic Conference Championships today (Saturday, Oct. 31) hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. The Terrier men placed 10th and the women finished ninth. [Complete Men's Results] [Complete Women's Results]

The men totaled 283 points to finish 10th out of 10 teams. Allegheny (Pa.) College won the men’s title with 25 points followed by Wabash (Ind.) College in second with 82 points. Oberlin College rounded out the top three teams with 85 points.

Individually, sophomore Joe Hengoed (Seven Hills/Normandy) recorded the fastest time for Hiram with a mark of 28:12 and placed 36th overall out of 109 total runners. Sophomore Zach Eshelman (Corona, Ariz./Cienega) was second to cross the finish line with a time of 29:27. Freshman Chris Pratt (North Canton/Hoover) was third in a time of 29:49 and senior William Brown (Hamburg, N.Y./Frontier Central) was fourth at 30:48. Freshman Brian Nemire (Berlin Heights/Edison) recorded the fifth fastest time at 31:01 and sophomore Nicholas Michalenko (Moon Twp., Pa./Our Lady of Sacred Heart) was sixth with a time of 31:28. Rounding out the scoring times for the Terriers was freshman Brendan Curtin (Burton/Berkshire) who completed the course in a time of 32:10.

The Hiram women ended the event with 281 total points to place ninth out of nine teams. Oberlin was first with 33 points, followed by Wittenberg University in second with 76 points. Allegheny was third with 82 points.

Senior Katie Eppley (Stow) paced Hiram with a time of 28:40 and finished 78th overall out of 91 total runners. Freshmen Megan Orosz (Mentor/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) and Natalie Richardson (McConnelsville/Morgan) finished back-to-back with marks of 30:38 and 31:59 respectively. Junior Lyndsay Kuhn (Canfield) was fourth to complete the course for the Terrier women with a time of 33:31. Freshman Kori Page (Bradford, Verm./Oxbow) placed fifth on the team at 33:55 and freshman Elizabeth Haase (Akron/Firestone) completed the list of competitors for Hiram with a mark of 37:10.

Hiram will next compete at the annual NCAA Division III Regional Meet hosted by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind. on Saturday, Nov. 14.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495, by FAX at (330) 569-5392 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Cross Country Teams Compete at Unscored College of Wooster Relays

October 21, 2009

WOOSTER, OHIO — The Hiram cross country teams competed at the unscored The College of Wooster Relays today (Wednesday, Oct. 21) in Wooster. [Complete Results]

Leading the way for the men was sophomore Joe Hengoed (Seven Hills/Normandy) who placed ninth overall with a time of 23:07. Sophomore Zach Eshelman (Corona, Ariz./Cienega) was the second to cross the finish line for Hiram with a time of 23:34. Freshmen Chris Pratt (North Canton/Hoover) and Bryan Nemire (Berlin Heights/Edison) finished back-to-back with marks of 24:00 and 24:07 respectively. Junior Nicholas Michalenko (Moon Twp., Pa./Our Lady of Sacred Heart) posted the fifth quickest time for the team at 25:09. Freshman Brendan Curtin (Burton/Berkshire) recorded a time of 26:07 followed by freshman Getachew Hatsey (Tema, Ghana) who had a time of 28:33. Rounding out the Hiram competitors for the men was freshman Don Daley (Chagrin Falls/University School) who finished the course in a time of 31:11.

On the women’s side, freshman Megan Orosz (Mentor/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) recorded the top time for the team of 24:28 and placed 15th overall. Freshman Natalie Richardson (McConnelsville/Morgan) and junior Meghen Broman (Akron/Ellet) followed with marks of 26:18 and 26:37 respectively. Freshman Elizabeth Haase (Akron/Firestone) concluded the list of runners for the women and turned in a time of 31:13.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495, by FAX at (330) 569-5392 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Cross Country Teams Compete at Oberlin Invitational

October 17, 2009

OBERLIN, OHIO — The Hiram College cross country teams competed at the Oberlin College Invitational today (Saturday, Oct. 17) in Oberlin. The Terrier men placed in a tie for 25th place overall and the women finished 25th. [Men's Results] [Women's Results]

The Hiram men finished the event with 797 points and tied with Buffalo State for 25th place overall out of 28 schools. New York University won the team title with 53 points followed by Allegheny (Pa.) College in second at 56 points. Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) University rounded out the top three with 98 points.

Individually, sophomore Joe Hengoed (Seven Hills/Normandy) paced Hiram with a mark of 26:51 and placed 95th overall out of 245 total runners. Fellow sophomore Zach Eshelman (Corona, Ariz./Cienega) was second to cross the finish line in a time of 28:00. Freshman Chris Pratt (North Canton/Hoover) recorded a tie of 29:10 while freshman Bryan Nemire (Berlin Heights/Edison) was fourth at 29:44. Freshman Brendan Curtin (Burton/Berkshire) was fifth with a time of 30:18 and junior Nicholas Michalenko (Moon Twp., Pa./Our Lady of Sacred Heart) recorded a time of 30:26. Rounding out the Hiram competitors was senior William Brown (Hamburg, N.Y./Frontier Central) with a mark of 31:23.

The Hiram women totaled 831 points to finish in 25th place out of 25 teams. Johns Hopkins (Md.) University won the overall event with a team-total 62 points. Case was second at 105 points and host school Oberlin was third at 128 points.

Senior Katie Eppley (Stow) led the way for the Hiram women with a time of 27:16 and placed 162nd overall out of 220 total competitors. Sophomore Zipporah Kirubi (Elyria/Midview) recorded the second fastest time at 27:44 and freshman Natalie Richardson (McConnelsville/Morgan) was third to cross the finish line in a time of 29:12. Freshman Orosz (Mentor/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) was fourth at 29:14 followed by fellow freshman Kara Vantaggi (North Royalton) who posted a time of 29:42. Junior Rachael Rhodes (Elyria/Midview) and junior Meghen Broman (Akron/Ellet) rounded out the Hiram competitors with times of 31:06 and 31:41 respectively.

Hiram will next compete at The College of Wooster Relays which will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495, by FAX at (330) 569-5392 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

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