Chad Hensley, NKU Sports Information
La. - The Northern Kentucky University men’s cross country
team is currently fifth in the Midwest Region rankings that were
released on Tuesday by the United States Track & Field and Cross
Country Coaches Association.
The Norse have
participated in one event on the season - the 27th Annual Queen
City Invitational - and finished third as a team against strong
area competition on Sept. 6.
of Cincinnati won the event with 28 points and had 11 runners finish
in the top 20. Xavier University followed with 49 points, and NKU
was third with 93.
led the Norse contingent in the five-kilometer race with a time
of 15:44.30, which was good for third-place honors. Harris, a graduate
of Campbell County High School, finished less than seven seconds
behind the winning runner - Xavier’s Tommy Kauffmann.
a member of the team in 2006, started his comeback in strong fashion
by finishing in 22nd place with a time of 16:20.80.
finished in 25th place, while freshmen Ben Foley and Edward Griffin
earned 28th and 31st places, respectively.
State, members of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference,
is the top team in the Midwest Region. Drury jumped into second
after winning the Missouri S&T Miner Invitational on Sept. 6,
while Southern Indiana and Ashland round out the other members of
the top five.
The Norse will
take to the course once again this Saturday when they travel to
Bowling Green, Ohio, to take part in the Mel Brodt Invitational
at the Forrest Creason Golf Course. Start time is set for 2 p.m.