Cornerstone U - Balanced lineup lifts Men's XC to team title at Bethel
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Men's Cross Country | 10/7/2017 7:26:00 AM | Rod Wortley
Balanced lineup lifts Men's XC to team title at Bethel
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Cornerstone put all five scorers in the top 21 to earn the team title at the Bethel College Invitational at St. Patrick Park. The win is the first of the team for the Golden Eagles and comes against a solid field that included many WHAC schools and 13th ranked Taylor University. CU will resume action in two weeks at the annual NAIA Great Lakes Challenge at Riverside Park.
After CU's top seven raced together for the first two miles near the front, junior, Joey DeBoer led the team finishing fourth in 25:47. Sophomore, Colin DeYoung followed in tenth in 26:08 with senior, Nate Silvey four seconds and three places behind in a new best time of 26:12. Junior, Doug Hollet arrived eight seconds later in fifteenth, clocking 26:20 and freshman Denver Daniel's 26:36 sealed the win in 21st.
After falling to fifteenth in the latest NAIA rankings, the Golden Eagles entered the meet looking to beat thirteenth ranked Taylor while holding off sixteenth ranked WHAC rivals, Madonna. The accomplished both objectives, scoring 63 points to Taylor's 83 while Aquinas snuck into third with 92 points in the field of fourteen teams.