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Adams State claims cross country title


Nov 24, 2008 8:45:15 AM


The NCAA News

Adams State returned to the place where it introduced itself to NCAA cross country running 16 years ago, and proved that western Pennsylvania remains very much to its liking.

The Grizzlies beat Colorado rival Western State by 21 points Saturday on the snowy Cooper’s Lake Campground Course in Butler, Pennsylvania, to claim their sixth Division II Men’s Cross Country Championships team title, and join the Adams State women in sweeping this year’s races.

New Division II member Adams State’s men posted a perfect score of 15 points in their first NCAA cross country race on host Slippery Rock’s course in 1992 – a feat that’s never since been matched. That was the first of three straight team titles that the Grizzlies won after moving from the NAIA to the NCAA.

This year may not have been perfect, but the top-ranked Grizzlies easily lived up to expectations, placing their first five runners among the top 25 individual scoring finishers and scoring 67 points to win their first crown since 2003.

Western State, which continues to lead Division II schools with seven men’s cross country titles (including a win of its own on Slippery Rock’s course in 2001), was runner-up for the second straight season after tying the Grizzlies for second place last year.

The individual championship was claimed by Cal State Chico’s Scott Bauhs, whose time of 30 minutes, 23 seconds, sparked his team to a third-place finish – tying its previous bests in 1969 and 2005. Bauhs, who will graduate next month, led the race from start to finish and began waving in celebration as he approached the finish line.

“I was just really happy that it was happening,” he said. “I knew it was over at this point and I just started celebrating. I had a perfect season. That’s what I wanted to do coming into the season and to have it come to fruition is really special.”

Bauhs, also a two-time Division II track champion remembered for upsetting Abilene Christian’s Nicodemus Naimadu for the 2007 10,000-meter outdoor track title, finished 13 seconds ahead of Adams State junior Aaron Braun, who was runner-up individually for the second straight year.

“I’ve always loved cross country even though I might even be better on the track,” Bauhs said. “I just love what cross country stands for. There’s so much you can’t predict in a race like this. This was definitely the farthest thing from a track race and I’m glad I was able to win it.”

Defending team champion Abilene Christian, running in the championships for the first time since Naimadu became the NCAA’s first four-time cross country titlist, finished fourth.

The entrants braved temperatures in the 20s, snow flurries and a wind chill in single digits on the 10,000-meter campground course where previous snowfall drifted around the grounds.

Sophomore Michael Crouch of Queens (North Carolina) finished third individually, joining Bauhs and Braun as the only runners to finish the course in less than 31 minutes.

 

Team results

1. Adams St., 67; 2. Western St., 88; 3. Cal St. Chico, 120; 4. Abilene Christian, 128; 5. Grand Valley St., 190; 6. Harding, 198; 7. Queens (N.C.), 224; 8. Minn. St. Mankato, 230; 9. Colorado Mines, 254; 10. Western Wash., 263; 11. Alas. Anchorage, 288; 12. Wayne St. (Mich.), 308; 13. Mass.-Lowell, 338; 14. Metro St., 348; 15. Southern Ind., 353; 16. Edinboro, 397; 17. (tie) Pittsburg St. and UC-Colo. Springs, 467; 19. (tie) Stonehill and Lock Haven, 473; 21. Ashland, 503; 22. Mo. Southern St., 601; 23. Ala.-Huntsville, 623; 24. Columbus St., 705.

 

Individual results

1. Scott Bauhs, Cal St. Chico, 30:23; 2. Aaron Braun, Adams St., 30:36; 3. Michael Crouch, Queens (N.C.), 30:56;  4. Chris Clark, California (Pa.), 31:12; 5. Iain Donnan, Western St., 31:14; 6. Brian Medigovich, Adams St., 31:24; 7. Daniel Kirwa, Harding, 31:30; 8. Jeff Weiss, Slippery Rock, 31:32; 9. Marko Cheseto, Alas. Anchorage, 31:32; 10. James Krajsa, Minn. St. Mankato, 31:34.

11. Todd Tolentino, Metro St., 31:35; 12. Loren Ahonen, Western St., 31:38; 13. Julius Nyango, Abilene Christian, 31:39; 14. Tyler Pennel, Western St., 31:39; 15. Artek Kern, Harding, 31:41; 16. Ryan McNiff, Adams St., 31:42; 17. Jacob Parisien, Alas. Anchorage, 31:43; 18. Daniel Maina, Abilene Christian, 31:44; 19. Ben Hahn, Edinboro, 31:48; 20. Jaime Villa Zapatero, Drury, 31:50.

21. Abdullah Saleh, Wayne St. (Mich.), 31:52; 22. Ben Zywicki, Colorado Mines, 31:54; 23. Angel Marquez, Cal St. Chico, 31:55; 24. Luke Cragg, Adams St., 31:57; 25. Laurent Ngirakamaro, N.M. Highlands, 31:57; 26. David Fuentes, St. Edward’s, 31:57; 27. Nate Preston, Wayne St. (Neb.), 32:00; 28. Sean Brown, Western St., 32:01; 29. Jordan Welling, Western Wash., 32:02; 30. Tyler Emmorey, Grand Valley St., 32:03.

31. Florian Theophile, Adams St., 32:03; 32. Michael Wickman, Cal St. Chico, 32:05; 33. Ryan Toth, Grand Valley St., 32:06; 34. Pat Reagan, Slippery Rock, 32:09; 35. Beau Rogers, Cal St. Chico, 32:10; 36. Blake Medhaug, Western Wash., 32:11; 37. Cleophas Tanui, Abilene Christian, 32:14; 38. Denise Mokaya, Minn. St. Mankato, 32:15; 39. Bryan Phillips, Southern Ind., 32:16; 40. Charles White, Abilene Christian, 32:17.

41. Bennett Grimes, Western Wash., 32:18; 42. Tim Jagielski, Hillsdale, 32:18; 43. Drew Graham, Adams St., 32:18; 44. Babey Wagnew, Adams St., 32:22; 45. Ruben Sanca, Mass.-Lowell, 32:22; 46. Serge Gasore, Abilene Christian, 32:23; 47. Ross Faasse, Grand Valley St., 32:23; 48. Tyler Rasmussen, Western St., 32:23; 49. Matthew Rowell, Queens (N.C.), 32:24; 50. Oscar Ogwaro, Queens (N.C.), 32:25.

51. Futsum Mebrahtu, Queens (N.C.), 32:29; 52. Chris Hammer, Grand Valley St., 32:31; 53. Brendan Scanlon, Cal St. Chico, 32:32; 54. Barry McLaughlin, Edinboro, 32:32; 55. Dana Schmidt, Minn. St. Mankato, 32:33; 56. Philip Biwott, Harding, 32:35; 57. Tyler Tyndell, Tex. A&M-Commerce, 32:36; 58. Nate Hatleback, Colorado Mines, 32:37; 59. Tim Getz, Lock Haven, 32:38; 60. Brendan Devine, Southern Ind., 32:38.

61. Nick Hilton, Lock Haven, 32:39; 62. Chad Janiszeski, Minn. St. Mankato, 32:39; 63. Stephen Hill, Christian Bros., 32:40; 64. Mack McLain, Colorado Mines, 32:41; 65. Jeff Veiga, Mass.-Lowell, 32:42; 66. Paul Zielinski, Grand Valley St., 32:42; 67. Cliff Miles, Pittsburg St., 32:45; 68. Matt Meagher, Stonehill, 32:45; 69. Dan Kapadia, Wayne St. (Mich.), 32:48; 70. Breen Sam, Wayne St. (Mich.), 32:48.

71. Christopher Croff, Southern Conn. St., 32:49; 72. Gabe Small, UC-Colo. Springs, 32:50; 73. Jacques Annandale, Colorado Mines, 32:50; 74. Rick Bogatay, Metro St., 32:52; 75. Jason Graham, Western St., 32:52; 76. James Cheruiyot, Harding, 32:53; 77. Wojciech Kopec, Harding, 32:55; 78. Kevin Gill, Stonehill, 32:55; 79. Nicholas Koiyet, NYIT, 32:56; 80. Cameron Johnson, Ashland, 32:56.

81. Mujahid Hassaballa, Pittsburg St., 32:56; 82. John Tallerday, Colorado Mines, 32:57; 83. Dan Pinter, UC-Colo. Springs, 32:58; 84. Anthony Witt, Grand Valley St., 32:58; 85. Jeff Nordquist, Grand Valley St., 33:01; 86. David Kiplagat, Alas. Anchorage, 33:01; 87. Angus MacDonald, Mass.-Lowell, 33:01; 88. Ryan Wilbur, Western St., 33:02; 89. Daniel Liechty, Colorado Mines, 33:02; 90. Alfred Kangogo, Alas. Anchorage, 33:04.

91. Kameron Ulmer, Ala.-Huntsville, 33:06; 92. Jake Levieux, UC San Diego, 33:06; 93. Scott Mackley, Fla. Southern, 33:08; 94. Dustin Emerick, Southern Ind., 33:09; 95. Kiel Lovekin, Southern Ind., 33:10; 96. Manny Mejia, Cal St. Chico, 33:11; 97. Eric Brill, Western Wash., 33:14; 98. Rex Radloff, Mass.-Lowell, 33:15; 99. Joseph Poulsen, Southern Conn. St., 33:16; 100. Chris Tassen, Wayne St. (Mich.), 33:16.

101. John Riak, St. Martin’s, 33:17; 102. Kevin Debear, Wayne St. (Mich.), 33:17; 103. Steve O'Brien, Mass.-Lowell, 33:18; 104. Brandon Johnson, Metro St., 33:19; 105. Zach Mares, Metro St., 33:19; 106. Sean Cusick, Colorado Mines, 33:20; 107. Mitch Cooper, St. Andrews, 33:20; 108. Benjamin Klungtvedt, Minn. St. Mankato, 33:21; 109. Jordan Fairley, Cal St. Chico, 33:23; 110. Steve Polito, Stonehill, 33:25.

111. Yonas Berhe, Western Wash., 33:26; 112. Marius Koksvik, Queens (N.C.), 33:27; 113. Chris Lantinen, Edinboro, 33:27; 114. Nick Krol, Wayne St. (Mich.), 33:31; 115. Jeremy Trein, Ashland, 33:33; 116. Brice Young, Metro St., 33:33; 117. Jarkko Jarvenpaa, Mo. Southern St., 33:34; 118. Anthony Beggrow, Ashland, 33:34; 119. Jeff Lombardo, Minn. St. Mankato, 33:35; 120. Jonathan Garrett, Pittsburg St., 33:36.

121. Jayce Watson, Wingate, 33:37; 122. Carlos Ruibal, UC-Colo. Springs, 33:37; 123. Mason Frank, UC-Colo. Springs, 33:37; 124. Jason DeDonato, Mass.-Lowell, 33:38; 125. Pat Webster, Wayne St. (Mich.), 33:39; 126. Josh Andrews, Stonehill, 33:43; 127. Rob Roads, Southern Ind., 33:43; 128. John Vangundy, Pittsburg St., 33:43; 129. Jed Yeatts, Lock Haven, 33:44; 130. Jesse Merkel, Minn. St. Mankato, 33:46.

131. Tahoma Khalsa, Western Wash., 33:46; 132. Auston Ellis, Alas. Anchorage, 33:47; 133. Ricky Featheringill, Ashland, 33:51; 134. Aki Nummela, Mo. Southern St., 33:52; 135. Chris Bell, Mo. Southern St., 33:54; 136. Kyle Jones, Edinboro, 33:55; 137. Brennan Benkert, Mo. Southern St., 33:56; 138. Garth Watson, Edinboro, 33:56; 139. Nick McQuillen, Ashland, 34:00; 140. Mark Temple, Ala.-Huntsville, 34:00.

141. John Neill, Columbus St., 34:00; 142. Brandon Campbell, Southern Ind., 34:07; 143. Scott Ingram, Metro St., 34:08; 144. Casey Weaver, UC-Colo. Springs, 34:09; 145. Brandon Pomerantz, Lock Haven, 34:10; 146. Josh Coberley, Pittsburg St., 34:14; 147. Sam Bedell, Western Wash., 34:15; 148. Dallas Malone, Ala.-Huntsville, 34:18; 149. Brock Weaver, Ashland, 34:19; 150. Alex Tiernan, UC Colo. Springs, 34:25.

 

151. A J. Johnson, Lock Haven, 34:28; 152. Brad Jochems, Pittsburg St., 34:35; 153. Jacob Schuman, Metro St., 34:37; 154. Julius Kosgei, Grand Valley St., 34:38; 155. Josh Moshier, Ala.-Huntsville, 34:40; 156. Matt Stratman, Ashland, 34:44; 157. Roger Hagues, Columbus St., 34:47; 158. Matt Seifert, Pittsburg St., 34:49; 159. Paul Rottich, Alas. Anchorage, 34:49; 160. Jack Kilcommons, Mass.-Lowell, 34:51.

161. Jacob Schofield, Abilene Christian, 34:58; 162. Mick Boyle, Alas. Anchorage, 35:00; 163. Tim English, Columbus St., 35:00; 164. Ryan Connelly, Queens (N.C.), 35:01; 165. Dan Pilz, Stonehill, 35:01; 166. Stephen Waynick, Columbus St., 35:04; 167. Derek Mendell, Mo. Southern St., 35:12; 168. Stewart Helton, Columbus St., 35:15; 169. Jacob Krolick, Edinboro, 35:20; 170. David Marley, Columbus St., 35:23.

171. Andrew Dixon, Southern (Ind.), 35:25; 172. Justin Amy, Lock Haven, 35:29; 173. Samson Too, Ala.-Huntsville, 35:29; 174. Ben Rumery, Stonehill, 35:31; 175. Jason Lynch, Stonehill, 35:43; 176. Nathan Pruitt, Grand Valley St., 35:46; 177. Will Rodgers, Ala.-Huntsville, 35:51; 178. Mitch Miller, Lock Haven, 36:01; 179. Shawn Goebel, Mo. Southern St., 36:12; 180. Joel Kienitz, UC-Colo. Springs, 36:24.

181. Deric Kimrey, Mo. Southern St., 36:39; 182. Devin Kelley, Queens (N.C.), 36:40; 183. Matthew Brick, Ala.-Huntsville, 37:03; 184. Phillip Burks, Columbus St., 38:37.

 

 


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