Men's Cross Country 4th at HCAC Meet

VERSAILLES, KY. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's cross country team placed fourth in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's cross country championships hosted by Transylvania University on Saturday.

Senior Tyler Kreipke (Zionsville) led the Rose-Hulman performance with a strong second place finish in a time of 25:53.

Freshman Andrew Thompson (Mundelein, Ill./Vernon Hills) captured honorable mention all-league accolades with a 13th place finish.  Thompson recorded a time of 26:59.

Freshman Michael Gerhardt (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) also claimed honorable mention all-conference efforts with a 19th place effort in 27:21.

Senior Derek Bischak (Angola) added a time of 27:30 for 23rd place, and junior Micah Aldrich (Indianapolis/Warren Central) rounded out the team score with a 26th place in 27:38.

Rose-Hulman will compete in the NCAA Division III Regionals in Michigan on Nov. 13.

TEAM SCORES:  1) Manchester 39; 2) Franklin 46; 3) Anderson 81; 4) Rose-Hulman 83; 5) Defiance 139; 6) Earlham 199; 7) Hanover 214; 8) Mount St. Joseph 284; 9) Transylvania 286; 10) Bluffton No team score



INDIVIDUAL TIMES:  2) Tyler Kreipke 25:53; 13) Andrew Thompson 26:59; 19) Michael Gerhardt 27:21; 23) Derek Bischak 27:30; 26) Micah Aldrich 27:38; 27) Josh Elkins 27:39; 28) Clark Moser 27:43; 34) Kevin Dickson 28:06; 38) Warren Condra 28:16; 43) Mark Herber 28:29; 55) Peter Lokken 29:02; 72) Nathan Smith 30:16; 75) Andrew Daw 30:27; 76) Evan Land 30:36