EMU Men's Cross Country Places 12th in Notre Dame Invite

EMU Men's Cross Country Places 12th in Notre Dame Invite

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (EMUEagles.com) — The Eastern Michigan University men's cross country team finished 12th in the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational Friday, Sept. 9, in South Bend, Ind. The Eagles competed against 20 other teams and finished with a score of 326.

EMU finished in the same place as they did last year, however, unlike last year, redshirt senior Abel Flores (Defiance, Ohio-Defiance) paced the squad, finishing with a team-best 25th.

"I like the way the team competed today and saw some things we will learn from," said Head Coach John Goodridge. "Certainly very excited to see the continuing development of senior Abel Flores who improved his time from last year by thirty seconds, as well as freshmen Owen Day (NRW, Germany-International School of Dusseldorf) and Hunter Moore (Lewis Center, Ohio-Olentangy Orange) getting their Eagle careers started."

The Eagles had eight runners compete, placing three within the top-75. Redshirt senior Hlynur Andresson (Vestnabbaeyjar, Iceland-Mountain Ridge) finished with the team's second-best performance, placing 41st in 24:29.8, while senior Lahsene Bouchikhi (Antwerp Belgium-Stedelijk Lyceum Paardenmarkt Luchthaven) crossed the finish line in 24:40.9 to take 56th.

The Green and White return to action a week from today, Friday, Oct. 13, at the Nuttycombe Invitational in Madison, Wis.

Team Results

1. Southern Utah 72

2. Colorado 101

3. Air Force 154

4. Michigan 156

5. Eastern Kentucky 168

6. Texas 181

7. California 184

8. Alabama 200

9. North Carolina St. 208

10. New Mexico 279

11. Washington St. 284

12. Eastern Michigan 326

13. Weber State 350

14. Iowa 374

15. Butler 381

16. Florida State 391

17. Notre Dame 433

18. Pittsburgh 467

19. Baylor 470

20. Wichita State 509

21. Ohio State 597

Individual Results:

25. Abel Flores 24:17.3

41. Hlynur Andresson 24:29.8

56. Lahsene Bouchikhi 24:40.9

107. Csaba Matko 25:16.7

113. Owen Day 25:19.3

115. Hunter Moore 25:20.8

127. Mitch Lenneman 25:41.6

134. Austin Wicker 25:49.4

161. Tom Jozwiak 26:35.6