Hiram College

CANTON, OHIO  —  The Hiram College cross country teams competed at the Rick Sayre Invitational hosted by Walsh University today (Saturday, Sept. 11) in Canton.  The Terrier men placed fifth, while the women finished eighth overall.  [Men’s Team Results] [Men’s Individual Results] [Women’s Team Results] [Women’s Individual Results]

The Hiram men ended the event with 124 points to place fifth out of six teams.  The University of Mount Union took home the team title with 20 points, followed by host school Walsh with 64 points.  John Carroll University rounded out the top three with 73 points.

Individually, junior Joe Hengoed (Seven Hills/Normandy) led Hiram with a time of 26:40.32 and finished eighth overall out of 85 total runners.  Sophomore Chris Pratt (North Canton/Hoover) recorded the second fastest time for the Terriers at 28:31.39.  Freshman Forrest Reed (Seven Hills/Normandy) was third in a time of 29:12.45, followed by sophomore Bryan Nemire (Berlin Heights/Edison) who completed the course with a mark of 29:15.39.  Sophomore Brendan Curtin (Burton/Berkshire) was fifth for Hiram at 29;59.99 and senior Nicholas Michalenko (Moon Twp., Pa./Our Lady of Sacred Heart) turned in a time of 30:50.16 to finish sixth fastest on the team.  Freshman Manpreet Grewal (Parma/Normandy) completed the course in a time of 32:56.77 and was followed by junior Don Daley (Chagrin Falls/University School) at 33:17.07.  Also competing for the Terriers were freshman Sam Ivcic (Maple Heights) who ran a time of 34:21.35, junior Angel Gonzalez (Los Angeles, Calif./El Seqund0) who posted a time of 35:27.22 and freshman Dvaid Stonebraker (Girard) completed the list of Hiram competitors with a time of 37:40.55.

The Hiram women finished with a team-total of 243 points and placed eighth of eight teams.  John Carroll won the women’s event with 28 points and Mount Union was second at 56 points.  Walsh rounded out the top three schools with 96 points.

Freshman Laila Almassri (Parma/Normandy) paced the Terrier women with a time of 21:27.86 and placed 43rd overall out of of 100 total runners.  Sophomore Megan Orosz (Mentor/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) crossed the finish line second for Hiram in a time of 24:16.48.  Freshman Clarissa Claflin (Mayfield/Mayfield Heights) recorded the third fastest time of 24:37.07.  Freshman Carly Kidner (Ashtabula/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) and sophomore Natalie Richardson (McConnelsville/Morgan) finished back-to-back with times of 25:19.82 and 25:24.57 respectively.  Senior Brianna Andrie (Perry) had a time of 25:39.28 and was followed by sophomore Elizabeth Haase (Akron/Firestone) who posted a mark of 26:14.77.  Senior Rachael Bisker (Plain City/Milford Center Fairbanks) finished the race in a time of 26:23.35.  Rounding out the Hiram competitors was sophomore Emily Smith (Wellsville/Southern Local) and senior Anh Tran (Cleveland/John Marshall) who recorded times of 27:03.74 and 28:08.64 respectively.

The Hiram cross country teams will compete next Saturday, Sept. 18 at the annual Penn State-Behrend Invitational in Erie, 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.