The University of Findlay men and women's cross country teams opened their season on Friday, August 31 at the Back to Nature Preserve Open in Bluffton, Ohio. The Oilers had a great day all around as the men's team finished first while the women placed second.
The Oilers had four athletes finish in the top-20 and were led by senior Jonathan Allen, who took second with a time of 19:16.49. Senior Ty Gleason finished in eighth place with a time of 19:53.18 while teammate and senior Michael Taylor came in right behind in ninth place at 19:54.53.
Freshman Gabrielle Lawrence paced the race by finishing first with a time of 19:16.79.
The men and women's cross country team will compete next on Saturday, September 8 at the Calvin Knights Invite in Grand Rapids, Michigan.