Hiram College

WOOSTER, OHIO  — The Hiram College cross country teams officially began the 2010 season today (Wednesday, Sept. 1) at the unscored College of Wooster Invitational in Wooster.  [Women’s 5k Results] [Men’s Four Mile Results] [Men’s 5k Results]

The Terrier women competed solely in the 5k race with freshman Laila Almassri (Parma/Normandy) recording the fastest individual time for the team of 24:15.50 and placed 23rd out of 32 total runners.  Sophomore Megan Orosz (Mentor/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) finished second on the team with a mark of 26:31.20.  Senior Brianna Andrie (Perry) was third at 27:07.70 and freshman Clarissa Claflin (Mayfield/Mayfield/Heights) was fourth in a time of 27:17.40.  Rounding out the top-five times for Hiram was senior Lindsay Kuhn (Canfield) with a time of 27:36.60.  Also competing for Hiram was sophomore Natalie Richardson (McConnelsville/Morgan) and freshman Carly Kidner (Ashtabula/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) who posted marks of 28:11.10 and 28:54.40 respectively.

The men had competitors in both the four mile and 5k races.  In the four mile, Hiram was led by junior Joe Hengoed (Seven Hills/Normandy) who turned in a time of 22:41.48 and finished 11th of 35 runners.  Sophomore Bryan Nemire crossed the finish line second for the Terriers, competing the course in a time of 24:06.67.  Freshman Forrest Reed (Seven Hills/Normandy) had the third fastest time at 24:13.34.  Sophomore Brendan Curtin (Burton/Berkshire) posted a mark of 25:03.59 and senior Nicholas Michalenko (Moon Twp., Pa./Our Lady of Sacred Heart) rounded out the top-five with a time of 27:44.75.  Also competing for Hiram in the four-mile run were freshman Sam Ivcic (Maple Heights) and junior Don Daley (Chagrin Falls/University School) who turned in times of 27:51.04 and 29:39.92 respectively.

The Hiram men also had two competitors compete in the 5k run in sophomore Aaron Andzelik (Chautauqua, N.Y./Chautauqua Lake) who finished in a time of 22:54.45 and fellow sophomore Chris Pratt (North Canton/Hoover) who recorded a time of 22:54.50.

The Hiram cross country teams will be in action this weekend when they compete at the Westminster (Pa.) Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 4 in New Wilmington, Pa.

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 hoedtjm@hiram.edu.