Cornerstone U - Men’s XC finishes 28th at NAIA National Championships

Cornerstone U - Men’s XC finishes 28th at NAIA National Championships

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The men's cross country team concluded its 2015 campaign today as they posted a 28th place finish at the NAIA National Championships. Trevor Curtis (SO/Belding, Mich.) led the way and he was followed by senior Thomas Bambach (SR/Allendale, Mich.).

On a perfect day for racing, the Cornerstone Men's Cross Country team finished 28th at the NAIA National Championships at McAlpine Creek Park in Charlotte, NC.

Senior, Thomas Bambach led the team in the open mile of the 8,000 meter event. Late in the race, sophomore Trevor Curtis took over at the front of the Golden Eagles' pack. As they have all season, CU finished with their top runners close together. At the finish the 1-4 gap was just 30 seconds.

Curtis finished just off her personal best, set here in October, taking 118th in 26:25. Freshman, Joey DoBoer's kick carried him just past Bambach in the final meters in 26:38 for 159th while Thomas completed his collegiate career 161st in 26:39. Classmate Tyler Steigenga (SR/Holland, Mich.) also ran his final race, taking 192nd in 26:55. Sophomore, Zach Feldpausch (SO/Fowler, Mich.)'s 27:25 completed the team scoring in 254th.

Oklahoma City defended their 2014 team championship winning with 78 points. The three WHAC teams raced well with Aquinas and Indiana Tech thirteenth and fourteenth with 408 and 445 points respectively. Cornerstone's 681 points put them 28th in the field of 36 teams.

"We ended the season at nationals which was our goal for this season," said coach Nate Van Holten. "Five of our seven are freshmen and sophomores and this was a great experience for them."

Cross Country/Track & Field Contact: Aaron Sagraves