Saturday's (Oct. 8) Lake Erie Invitational was the final chance for Ashland University's cross country runners to compete prior to the 2016 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships.
It was quite the tune-up for Eagle senior Nick Hall, who won the 8K men's race in a time of 25:48.91. The win is Hall's first cross country individual race title since the 2014 GLIAC Championships at Tiffin.
As a team, Ashland's men finished second with a team score of 59. Walsh was first (39), followed by the Eagles and Edinboro (78).
The women's race, which was supposed to be a 6K but ended up roughly as a 4½K, saw Ashland finish eighth as a team (186 points). Walsh (63) took the team title, followed by Wheeling Jesuit (68) and Daemen (71).
Sophomore Emily Schumaker led the AU women for the fourth time in as many races this fall with a 17th-place overall finish in 17:28.29. Seniors Linda Morales (34th, 17:54.78), Jackie Genetin (45th, 18:24.16) and Cortney Haubert (46th, 18:24.46) were in spots 2-4 for the Eagles.
UP NEXT: The 2016 GLIAC Championships, Oct. 22 at Ferris State.