NEW WILMINGTON, OHIO — The Hiram College cross country teams competed at the annual Fisher Invitational today (Saturday, Sept. 4) hosted by Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa. The Terrier men placed fifth, while the women finished eighth. [Men’s Results] [Women’s Results]
The men totaled 139 points to place fifth overall out of 10 teams. Grove City (Pa.) College won the event with team score of 50 points. Alderson Broaddus (W.Va.) College was second with 67 points and Franciscan University rounded out the top three teams with 79 points.
Individually for Hiram, junior Joe Hengoed (Seven Hills/Normandy) paced the Terriers with a time of 26:58 and placed seventh overall out of 103 total runners. Sophomore Chris Pratt (North Canton/Hoover) was second with a mark of 28:52. Fellow sophomore Bryan Nemire (Berlin Heights/Edison) recorded the third fastest time for Hiram completing the 8k race in a time of 29:02. Freshman Forrest Reed (Seven Hills/Normandy) posted the fourth best time of 29:11 and sophomore Brendan Curtin (Burton/Berkshire) rounded out the top five times at 29:25. Also competing for the Terriers was senior Nicholas Michalenko (Moon Twp., Pa./Our Lady of Sacred Heart) who ran a time of 31:05 and was followed by freshman Sam Ivcic (Maple Heights) who had a time of 32:47. Freshman Manpreet Grewal (Parma/Normandy) completed the race in a time of 33:12. Junior Don Daley (Chagrin Falls/University School) and senior Zach Wegman (Knoxville, Tenn./Bereon) completed the list of competitors with marks of 33:47 and 37:11 respectively.
The women finished the event with 230 points to place eighth overall of 10 teams. Grove City also capture the women’s team title with 32 points. Franciscan was second at 36 points and Alderson Broaddus rounded out the top three with 80 points.
Freshman Laila Almassri (Parma/Normandy) posted the top individual effort for the Hiram women with a time of 26:28 and placed 25th overall out of 118 total runners. Senior Lindsay Kuhn (Canfield) was second with a mark of 28:37 and freshman Clarissa Claflin (Mayfield/Mayfield Heights) was the third to complete the 6k race in a time of 29:58. Sophomore Megan Orosz (Mentor/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) was the fourth Terrier to cross the finish line and posted a time of 30:09. Senior Brianna Andrie (Perry) was fifth at 31:10 followed by sophomore Natalie Richardson (McConnelsville/Morgan) with a time of 31:12. Senior Bristena Marinescu (Arad, Romania/Moise Nicora College) rounded out the scoring times at 31:18. In addition, freshman Carly Kidner (Ashtabula/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) ran a time of 31:53 and was followed by sophomore Elizabeth Haase (Akron/Firestone) who crossed the line in a time of 32:02. Senior Rachael Bisker (Plain City/Milford Center Fairbanks) completed the course in a time of 32:17 while sophomore Amy Morton (Tacoma, Wash./Sav) and sophomore Emily Smith (Wellsville/Southern Local) rounded out the Hiram competitors with times of 32:22 adn 35:21 respectively.
The Hiram cross country teams will compete at the Walsh University Ric Sayre Invitational next Saturday, Sept. 11 in Canton. The day is scheduled to begin at 9:40 a.m.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495, by FAX at (330) 569-5392 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.