Men's and women's cross country finish in the top 10 at home meet

Matthew McKay

Augustana men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational Friday afternoon with the men’s team placing fifth and women’s team placing sixth.
The men’s team was lead by top-ten finisher senior Tanner Osing,  who ran the course’s eight kilometers in 25:36.6. Augustana’s other top finishers were junior Mitchell Johnson, who finished 25th, in 26:07.1, and senior Stephen Lavelle in 31st at  26:18.5.
The men’s team finished behind Lindenwood Univerisity’s 80 points, University of St. Francis’s 111, University of Chicago’s 138 and Wartburg College’s 140 points. Augustana finished the race with 173 points.
The women were led by junior Amanda Nelson’s 16th place finish. She ran the course’s six kilometers in 23:22.5. Behind Nelson were sophomores Carol Garcia and Laura McNair. Garcia finished the race in 37th place and McNair in 38th.
The women’s race was dominated by University of Chicago, who finished with 39 points. Wartburg College finished in second place with 125 points, followed by Olivet Nazarene University with 150 points, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with 180 points, University of St. Francis with 190 points and Augustana with 227 points.
The men’s team will compete again in the Olivet Nazarene Invitational in Bourbonnais, Illinois on Friday, Sept. 30. The women’s team will run on Friday, Oct. 7 at Benedictine’s Eagle Invitational in Warrenville, Illinois.