Oilers Tested at Spartan Invitational

Oilers Tested at Spartan Invitational

The University of Findlay cross country team participated in the Spartan Invitational in Lansing, MI on Friday, September 12.

Women's Results

The women's collegiate race featured a field of 307 participants. Freshman Taylor Bolinger led Findlay's women's squad with her time of 22:59, a time that earned her a 45th place finish. Sophomore Melanie Ruich crossed the line in 67th place with a time of 23:23. Close behind was junior Erica Bettac, whose time of 23:39 earned her 82nd place.

Other runners for the Oilers were junior Meredith Hoops (103, 24:07), junior Samantha Grippe (111, 24:19), junior McKenzie Mahlmeister (144, 24:54), sophomore Maud Sanmiquel (147, 24:56), sophomore Kailey Coleman (243, 27:38), freshman Megan Martz (247, 27:41), and sophomore Bethany Dewey (287, 29:55).

Men's Results

In the men's collegiate race, there were 371 runners. Finishing in the top 100 were senior Justin Eilerman , who led the Oilers with his time of 25:59, good enough for 66th place, and senior Jacob Hayes, who finished in 94th with his time of 26:33.

Other participants for Findlay were freshman Matias Trampe Kindt (175, 27:38), sophomore Aaron Cingle (203, 28:08), freshman Sean Stockmaster (216, 28:22), sophomore Josh Seedorf (234, 28:42), junior Derek Bornorst (268, 29:26), sophomore Seth Pemberton (283, 29:41), freshman John Davis (288, 29:49), and junior Dillon Webster (311, 30:32).

Both teams will be back in action Saturday, September 20 when they travel to Newville, PA for the Dickinson Long/Short Invitational.