The University of Findlay men's and women's cross country teams competed at the Jenna Strong Fall Classic held at Wilmington College on Friday, October 17.
Freshman Taylor Bolinger led the way for the Oilers with her fifth place finish. Her time of 18:53 ties her for the 15th fastest 5k time in Findlay history.
Sophomore Melanie Ruich was next across the line for the Oilers as she finished 31st with a time of 19:24. Junior Samantha Grippe crossed the line ten seconds later and finished in 19:34, good enough for 37th. Junior Erica Bettac finished in 52nd with a time of 19:48 and junior Meredith Hoops came in four spots later in 56th with a time of 19:51.
The final finisher in the top 100 for Findlay was junior MaKenzie Mahlmeister who finished in 70th with a time of 20:02.
The team finished in fourth place out of 43 teams.
Senior Jacob Hayes led the way for the men with his fourth place finish in a time of 25:33. The time ties him with the 8th fastest time in Oilers history.
Freshman Matias Trampe-Kindt was next for Findlay as he finished 65th in a time of 27:05.
As a team, the men finished in 11th of 38.
Both teams are off until the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship that takes place on Friday, November 3.