10.23 CROSS COUNTRY: Men Second, Women Third in Walsh-Malone Invitational

Men's Cross Country, 2010-10-23

Four events were held Saturday at the Walsh-Malone Invitational at Walsh and the Cavaliers competed in three of them. The day was highlighted by the men's cross country team finishing second to Malone in the 8K. The Cavaliers finished with 56 points as their top five runners finished in the top 16. The Pioneers finished with 19 points and had took the top four spots. The Cavs finished ahead of Roberts Wesleyan, Case Western, Point Park, Hiram, and Daemen.

Justin Eddy (Fr., Perry, OH/HS) led the pack with a sixth place finish and a time of 26:03. Brandon Wollenberg (So., Canton, OH/Perry) finished shortly after in 11th place with time of 26:42. Jordan Groubert (So., Hartville, OH/Lake) and Dan Opeka (Jr., Louisville, OH/St. Thomas) crossed the finish line eight and nine seconds later for the 13th and 14th places, respectively. Dan Bauman (Jr., Paris, OH/St. Thomas) rounded out the Walsh thinclads with a time of 26:55 and a 16th place finish.

The men's team also ran in a 3K and finished fourth with 104 points. Malone won with 20 points, ahead of Wheeling Jesuit with 42 points and Notre Dame with 85 points.

Chase Harshbarger (So., Akron, OH/Archbishop Hoban) led the way with a 21st place finish at 10:06. Ryan Garrott (Jr., Georgetown, TX/HS) finished 23rd for the Cavs at 10:14, two seconds ahead of Devin Gates' (Fr., Warrensville Heights, OH/Warrensville) 24th place run. Joakim Fisk (Fr., Vasteras, Sweden/Rudbeckianska) finished 26th with a time of 10:26. Even Heck (Jr., Navarre, OH/CC Catholic) and Chris Noussias (So., Canton, OH/GlenOak) rounded out the team in 31st and 32nd place with times of 11:26 and 11:39, respectively.

In the women's 5K, Walsh came in third place in the team event with 101 points, behind Cedarville with 37 points and Malone with 20 points. The Cavs finished ahead of Roberts Wesleyan, Cuyahoga Community College, Ursuline, Daemen, Point Park, and Hiram.

Lissa Yoder (So., Cortland, OH/Maplewood) paced Walsh with a 15th place finish and a time of 19:09. Nicole Culler (Jr., Beloit, OH/West Branch) followed three spots later with a time of 19:33. The next three runners all finished in the next minute with Katie Laughlin (Jr., Malvern, OH/Canton South) finishing 25th with a time of 20:13, Megan Case (Sr., Louisville, OH/HS) finishing 28th with a time of 20:22, and Kaley Charek (Fr., Clinton, OH/Green) finishing 29th with a time of 20:27.

MEN 3K Race

MEN 8K Race

Women: 5K Race