Hiram College

GREENSBURG, PA.  —  The Hiram College men’s cross country team finished third and the Terrier women were sixth at the annual Bobcat Invitational today (Saturday, Oct. 2) hosted by the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg in Greensburg, Pa.  [Men’s Results] [Women’s Results]

The men totaled 51 points to place third overall out of six teams.  Point Park (Pa.) University won the event with team-total of 41 points.  Thiel (Pa.) College was second with 49 points.

Junior Joe Hengoed (Seven Hills/Normandy) paced the Hiram men with a mark of 27:50.9 and placed second overall.  Sophomore Chris Pratt (North Canton/Hoover) had the second fastest time for the team at 29:09.8 and also placed in the top-10 overall.  Sophomore Bryan Nemire (Berlin Heights/Edison) was third with a time of 30:33.0 and was followed by freshman Forrest Reed (Seven Hills/Normandy) in a time of 30:42.6.  Sophomore Brendan Curtin (Burton/Berkshire) posted a mark of 30:57.2 and senior Nicholas Michalenko (Moon Twp., Pa./Our Lady of Sacred Heart) was sixth at 32:27.2.  Freshman Sam Ivcic (Maple Heights) rounded out the Hiram scoring times with a mark of 32:55.4.  Also competing for Hiram was junior Don Daley (Chagrin Falls/University School) who turned in a time of 35:58.3.

The women finished the event with 146 points to place sixth overall out of eight teams.  Chatham (Pa.) University was first overall at 52 points with Point Park finishing second with 58 points.  University of Pitt-Johnstown was third at 79 points.

Individually for Hiram, freshman Laila Almassri (Parma/Normandy) had the fastest overall time for the team at 27:07.1 and placed 12th overall.  Fellow freshman Clarissa Claflin (Mayfield/Mayfield Heights) was second in a time of 29:21.2 and senior Lindsay Kuhn (Canfield) was the third Terrier to cross the finish line and completed the course in a time of 30:42.5.  Sophomore Megan Orosz (Mentor/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) was fourth with a time of 31:00.6 and senior Bristena Marinescu (Arad, Romania/Moise Nicora College) posted a mark of 32:17.8.  Sophomore Natalie Richardson (McConnelsville/Morgan) and freshman Carly Kidner (Ashtabula/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) rounded out the Hiram scoring times with marks of 33:27.1 and 34:15.9 respectively.  In addition, sophomore Amy Morton (Tacoma, Wash./Sav) also competed for the Terriers and had a time of 35:41.0.

The Hiram cross country teams will compete next weekend at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 9 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.