USI places second in East Divisional, qualifies for GLVC Championship

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University of Southern Indiana Men’s Cross Country placed second out of seven teams earning a spot to compete for the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship come October 24.

The Screaming Eagles finished with a respectable score of 46 total points only being bested by Lewis University (42 points) but will now have a third chance to defeat the Flyers as well as the other qualifiers from the GLVC West Divisional when it matters most, for the league title. The other teams that made it out of the East Divisional this afternoon were the hosts University of Illinois Springfield and University of Indianapolis both tied with 68 total points.

Seniors Wyat Harmon and Gavin Prior led the charge for the Eagles scoring low as they crossed the line in fifth and sixth place, respectively. Sophomore Braden Nicholson built on his last race with an impressive showing finishing ninth overall sneaking inside the top ten.

Junior Noah Hufnagel was not far behind his teammate Nicholson turning in a 12th overall finish as senior Grady Wilkinson closed out the scoring for the Eagles coming in at 14th in the 67-man field.

Up Next: USI has another couple weeks to prepare to defend the GLVC Championship which will be held on October 24.

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