Oct 07, 2017
Ashland University's cross country program competed in another meet full of Division I teams on Saturday (Oct. 7) at the Carnegie Mellon Invite in Pittsburgh.
The Eagle men had their best showing of the season, placing third of 21 teams in the 8K race. Of the 12 AU men competing, seven placed in the top 50 of the 208-man field, and four of them were freshmen.
Senior Tyler Lance led the way in sixth place with a time of 26:22.3. Following him in the top 50 was sophomore Kyle Shively (17th, 26:55.2), freshman Cody Booth (25th, 27.21.5), freshman Nathaniel Redden (29th, 27:29.8), sophomore Tyler Sievert (38th, 27:55.7), freshman Ian Johnson (39th, 27:59.8) and freshman Jake Hall (43rd, 28:08.5).
Ashland's women finished ninth of 22 teams. Junior Emily Schumaker (28th, 19:57.7) and sophomore Johannah Stefanek (49th, 20:49.3) topped the group of nine Eagle runners.
Next up, the cross country teams will be the first of the Ashland athletics contingent to compete in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships this season when they head to Marquette, Mich., on Oct. 21.