USI Men’s XC second at OVC Championships


MOREHEAD, Ky.—University of Southern Indiana Men’s Cross Country raced to a second-place finish out of 11 teams at the Ohio Valley Conference Championships Saturday morning. The Screaming Eagles finished with 74 points, 18 off the winning score of 56, which was set by defending champion Eastern Illinois University.
Senior Mitchell Hopf (Santa Claus, Indiana) paced the Screaming Eagles with an eighth-place finish to earn second-team All-OVC honors, while OVC Freshman of the Year Alex Nolan (Evansville, Indiana) was 10th to join Hopf in earning second-team All-Conference accolades. Hopf completed the eight-kilometer race in 24 minutes, 10.56 seconds, while Nolan crossed the finish line in 24:17.06.
Junior Brady Terry (Philpot, Kentucky) also earned second-team All-OVC honors with a 13th-place finish in the 96-competitor field, while freshman Jackson Collman (Bethalto, Illinois) and junior Dylan Bland (Holland, Indiana) were 20th and 23rd, respectively, to complete the Eagles’ scoring.
Freshmen Landen Swiney (Du Quoin, Illinois) and Cole Hess (Cannelton, Indiana) were 42nd and 43rd, respectively, to round out the Eagles’ top-seven competitors.
The Eagles turn their attention to the track, which begins with the start of the indoor season in January.