The University of Findlay men and women's cross country teams opened their season on Sep. 1 at the Back to Nature Preserve Open in Bluffton, Ohio. The women's team finished second with 72 points while the men placed third with 81 points.
The Oilers had three athletes place in the top-10 and were led by senior Taylor Bolinger, who took third with a time of 18:37.4. Sophomore Madisen Borer placed eighth at 19:32.5 and junior Torrie Purdy was tenth at 19:37.2.
Junior Tyler Beck (19:48.4), freshman Jack Adams (19:49.7) and junior Austin Guthrie (19:54.1) finished 19th, 20th and 21st, respectively, while junior Michael Taylor took 23rd with a time of 20:03.8.
The Oilers will be at the Detroit Titan Invitational on Sep. 9 in Northville, Mich.