Results from Friday
Oakland Men: NTS
Oakland Women: 5/13
Results from Saturday
Disney World Cross Country Classic
Youngstown State Men: 2/24
Youngstown State Women: 4/24
Lucian Rose Invite
UIC Men: 2/4
UIC Women: 3/6
Milwaukee Women: 4/6
Slippery Rock Invitational
Cleveland State Women: 4/7
Oakland Competes at Michigan Intercollegiate
HILLSDALE, Mich. - Jenae Curley finished the women's 5K in 18th place with a time of 19:27.15 at the Michigan Intercollegiate Cross Country Championships hosted by Hillsdale College on Friday and Alex West finished in 22nd for the men's 8K in 27:17.99. The women finished third in the Division I field, and fifth place out of 13 teams overall while the men did not record a team score for this race.
"I think this group today did a nice job racing on a pretty tough course in a little bit of heat," commented head coach, Paul Rice. "Our top runners pushed really nice in the front packs of each race early on. We just need to continue to work on those middle miles. It's a struggle with every runner, and the more you race, the more you get it. We are really looking forward to making the trip to Bradley next week with our top eight men and women, who didn't race today, and seeing this tough training really pay off in a big race environment."
Behind Curley for the women was Mayce Varacalli finishing in 20th place with a time of 19:33.92 and Courtney Stauffer in 19:55.33, good for a 35th place finish. For the men, Zach Thomas followed West in 26th place with a time of 27:33.39 and Scott Stokan was 35th in 25:59.92.
OU next races in the Bradley Invite in Peoria, Ill. next Saturday, Oct. 19.
Youngstown State's Eric Rupe Disney World Classic Men's 8k Champion
Orlando, Fla. - Youngstown State junior Eric Rupe took first out of 152 runners in the Disney World Cross Country Classic this Saturday morning to help the men's cross country team finish second. The women finished fourth out of 24 teams with junior Anna Pompeo leading the way.
Rupe ran a personal best of 25:05 in the Men's 8k run beating out Malone's second-place senior Nick Fresenko by 10 seconds making it Rupes second first place finish of the year.
Malone's men cross country team finished first with 20 points and YSU men finished with 70 points missing first place by 50 points while beating out third place Miami by 19 points.
Pompeo placed sixth out of 200 runners missing the top five by four seconds in the womens 5k run finishing with a time of 17:45. YSU's second-best runner was freshman McKinsie Klim placing 13th with a time of 18:26.
The YSU women cross country team finished fourth with 112 points right behind UCF with 96 points missing out in the top three by 16 points.
The Penguins return to action on Oct. 19 at the Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind.
Men's and Women's Results
UIC, Milwaukee Competes at Lucian Rose Invitational
Kenosha, Wis- UIC and Milwaukee concluded competition at the UW-Lucian Rosa Invitational Saturday afternoon. The UIC men placed second in the Division I field, while the women placed third. Five Panthers women posted season-best times and the team finished fourth among Division I.
For UIC, two-time Horizon League Runner of the Week Tess Ehrhardt set a personal record during the 5K race this weekend, beating her previous record by a full nine seconds. Ehrhardt paced the women's team by placing second among 294 total runners with a time of 17:35.7. Also setting career bests on the Parkside course were Lauren Lindholm and Rebecca Zaiter earning times of 18:32.6 and 18:48.1, respectively.
On the men's side, Photis Karkalis led the team to a second-place finish with a time of 26:10.9. Close behind were Kyle Hauser (26:28.1), Angelos Karkalis (26:32.0), Arash Darbandi (26:36.8) and Tom Kohs (26:43.8).
For Milwaukee, freshman Ally Anich again led the way for Milwaukee, crossing the line with a time of 18:25.4 for 17th place overall. Freshman Leah Holmes came in second for Milwaukee and 63rd overall with a season-best time of 19:17.0.
The Flames continue competition on Saturday Oct. 19 at the ISU Pre-National Invitational, set to begin at 10:00 a.m. CT.
The Panthers head to Peoria, Ill. next Friday for the 10th annual Bradley Classic.
Men's and Women's Results
Vikings Place Fourth At Slippery Rock Invitational
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Cleveland State cross country team competed in its third straight 6K race Saturday, placing fourth as a team at the Slippery Rock Invitational. CSU was just three points shy of a third place finish, ending the meet with 72 points.
"We had a great race today, I was very excited to see the improvement from last week's 6K and hopefully we can continue improving throughout the next couple weeks heading into the league championship," head coach Joe Jaketic said. "The weather conditions were much better today, and we definitely took advantage of that. This group continues to work hard in every single practice and they are seeing the results of that with their excellent performances week after week."
The Vikings were paced by Tori Holt, who placed sixth overall with a time of 24:29. Holt's time ranks 24th on CSU's Top Performances list – marking her second time on the 6K list. The freshmen duo of Ashlyn Woods and Erin Pavick also notched top-15 finishes for the Vikings, Woods with a time of 24:51 (10th) and Pavick with a time of 25:08 (12th).
The Vikings will be in action next at the Wilmington Fall Classic (Friday, Oct. 18), their final tune-up before the 2013 Horizon League Championship.