Men’s Cross Country Ties For 3rd At Stegemoller Classic


Men’s Cross Country Ties For 3rd At Stegemoller Classic

The fifth-ranked University of Southern Indiana men’s cross country team tied for third at the Stegemoller Classic at Angel Mounds in Evansville Saturday morning.

A Pre-Nationals event with the NCAA II Championships at Angel Mounds in November, 15 teams made the trip to Angel Mounds.

USI was paced by junior Darin Lawrence (Indianapolis, Indiana), who placed ninth in a time of 24 minutes, 59.5 seconds. After leading the Screaming Eagles in their first meet, senior James Cecil was only two tenths of a second behind Lawrence in 10th.

Sophomore Austin Nolan (Evansville, Indiana) was the third Eagle to cross the line in 16th, with a time of 25:10.2. Senior Cain Parker (Petersburg, Indiana) finished 25th in 25:37.0 and freshman Bryon Berg(Michigan City, Indiana) scored for the first time in his USI career, placing 56th in 26:22.8.

Queens, N.C. won the meet, with Great Lakes Valley Conference foe Bellarmine taking second, five points ahead of USI and GLVC member Lewis. The Eagles also topped all four Division I schools in the field.

USI is back in action in two weeks when they run in the Greater Louisville Classic September 30 in Louisville, Kentucky.