Balanced Men's Cross Country Places 7th at Wilmington

225-west-wilmFULL RESULTS

WILMINGTON, OHIO – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology relied on a balanced team scoring effort to place seventh of 36 teams at the #JennaStrong Fall Classic at Wilmington College on Friday.

Junior Stuart West (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte) led five Rose-Hulman runners in the top 70 of 416 competitors.  West came home 22nd overall in an eight-kilometer time of 25:55 that ranks as the 13th best time in Fightin' Engineer cross country history.

Sophomore Jacob Becker (O'Fallon, Ill./O'Fallon) added a 48th place finish in a time of 23:36. Junior Ryan Meyer (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove) came home 54th in 26:40 to provide depth.

The top five contributing directly to the team score included sophomore Sam Sobczak (Westfied, Ind./Westfield) in 59th (26:46) and freshman Charlie Fenoglio (Danville, Calif./San Ramon Valley) in 68th (26:54).

The top seven scores also included sophomore Kevin Mauser (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shaler) in 74th place (26:58) and junior Matthew Billingsley (Moline, Ill./Alleman) in 93rd (27:07).

The meet was held in the memory of Jenna Parlette, a Wilmington runner who battled Epilepsy and passed away while leading a meet at Franklin College earlier this year.

Rose-Hulman returns to action at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships, hosted by Defiance College, on November 2 at 1 p.m.

TEAM SCORES:  1) Mount Union 102; 2) Indianapolis 113; 2) Wright State 113; 4) Roberts Wesleyan 139; 5) Centre 200; 6) Wooster 209; 7) Rose-Hulman 227; 8) Cumberlands 241; 9) Rio Grande 290; 10) Otterbein 313; 11) Wittenberg 377; 12) Berea 384; 13) Wilmington 393; 14) Huntington 415; 15) Findlay 474; 16) Hanover 483; 17) Ohio Dominican 500; 18) Tiffin 519; 19) Muskingum 521; 20) Franklin 529; 21) Anderson 536; 22) Trine 570; 23) Defiance 575; 24) Shawnee State 591; 25) Macomb CC 601; 26) Thomas More 664; 27) Georgetown 708; 28) Mount Vernon Nazarene 762; 29) IU-East 765; 30) IU-Kokomo 905; 31) Transylvania 990; 32) Urbana 1066; 33) Cincinnati Christian 1082; 34) Mount St. Joseph 1086; 35) Lourdes 1111; 36) Central State 1183 

ROSE-HULMAN INDIVIDUAL SCORES: 22) Stuart West 25:55; 48) Jacob Becker 26:36; 54) Ryan Meyer 26:40; 59) Sam Sobczak 26:46; 68) Charlie Fenoglio 26:54; 74) Kevin Mauser 26:58; 93) Matthew Billingsley 27:07; 105) Kyle Smolarek 27:15; 107) Max Kryza 27:16; 109) Derek Heeger 27:17; 128) Andrew Thompson 27:31; 132) Brandon Loyer 27:35; 138) Robbie Mayhew 27:39; 150) Brandon Mattiuz 27:48; 206) Ken Shimomoto 28:32; 209) Charles Statler 28:33; 213) Zach Glick 28:36; 221) Alex Leversen 28:42; 229) Mohith Kumar 28:47; 230) Peter Lokken 28:48; 234) Daniel Myers 28:52; 236) Ian Ludden 28:54; 258) Nathan Smith 29:16; 263) Nick Woerner 29:23; 278) Addison Williams 29:37; 306) Dustin Fullerton 30:20; 315) Kevin Ly 30:32; 319) Spencer West 30:39; 330) Andy Beckman 30:54; 341) Patrick Salay 31:08