EMU - Men's Cross Country Finishes 22nd at Nuttycombe Invite

EMU - Men's Cross Country Finishes 22nd at Nuttycombe Invite

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MADISON, Wis. (EMUEagles.com) – The Eastern Michigan University men's cross country team finished 22nd at the Nuttycombe Invite Friday, Oct. 13, in Madison, Wis. The Eagles placed two harriers within the top-60, ending with a team score of 581 points.



Redshirt-senior captain Hlynur Andresson (Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland-Mountain Ridge) remains one of the most consistent pieces of the squad, as he paced the Eagles with a 53rd-place finish with a final time of 24:22.5. Senior Lahsene Bouchikhi (Antwerp, Belgium-Stedelijk Lyceum Paardenmarkt) also finished strong, crossing the line in 24:25.2 to rank 60th. Fellow team captain redshirt-senior Abel Flores (Defiance, Ohio-Defiance) was the third EMU harrier to finish, placing 82nd with a time of 24:36.5.



The Eagles came into the weekend looking at the nation's top-30 ranked teams from the outside, but managed to outcompete five nationally ranked programs. Of the five included: No. 16 Illinois (28th), No. 18 Virginia (30th), No. 21 Indiana (29th), No. 28 Wisconsin (25th), and No. 30 Columbia (33rd).



Two freshmen got the nod to participate in the collegiate division in the form of Hunter Moore (Lewis Center, Ohio-Olentangy Orange) and Owen Day (NRW, Germany-International School of Dusseldorf). The two ran strong in a meet which included most of the top runners in America, as Moore and Day finished 180th and 209th, respectively.



EMU also raced five members in the men's open division in the form of freshmen Zachary Young (Marion, Ill.-Marion), Phoenix Myers (Wattsburg, Pa.-Seneca), Rhys Grealish (Indianapolis, Ind.-Avon), Johnelle Joe (Mount Pleasant, Mich.-Mount Pleasant), and senior Caleb Hess (Owosso, Mich.-Owosso). Young finished with a team-best 52nd-place and was shortly followed by Hess, who crossed the finish line at 54th. Myers, Gealish, and Joe rounded out the Eagles in the open division at No. 56, No. 57, and No. 59, respectively.



The Eagles finish out their regular season Friday, Oct. 20, as they play host during the annual EMU Fall Classic held in Dexter, Mich.



EMU Team Results


1. Northern Arizona 50


2. Portland 123


3. Syracuse 151


4. Stanford 155


5. Furman 157


6. Colorado St. 224


7. Southern Utah 248


8. Michigan 269


9. UCLA 269


10. Michigan State 271


11. Air Force 364


12. Minnesota 413


13. Washington St. 441


14. Washington 445


15. North Carolina St. 471


16. Iowa State 479


17. Iona 482


18. San Francisco 499


19. Eastern Kentucky 526


20. Purdue 536


21. Boise State 563


22. Eastern Michigan 581


23. Florida State 588


24. Penn 600


25. Wisconsin 632


26. New Mexico 651


27. Kentucky 654


28. Illinois 666


29. Indiana 691


30. Virginia 708


31. California 736


32. Tulsa 775


33. Columbia 786


34. Connecticut 798


35. Providence 851



EMU Individual Results


Men's Championship


53. Hlynur Andresson 24:22.5


60. Lahsene Bouchikhi 24:52.2


82. Abel Flores 24:36.5


180. Hunter Moore 25:17.5


206. Austin Wicker 25:41.1


209. Owen Day 25:50.9


228. Tom Jozwiak 26:37.0



Men's Open


86. Zachary Young 27:19.0


88. Caleb Hess 27:26.4


91. Phoenix Myers 28:04.8


92. Rhys Grealish 28:15.6


Johnelle Joe 13:47 (4k)

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