2007 Cross Country
Beavers show marked improvement at Cedarville Invitational
By: Shannon Ramer, sports information assistant
September 17, 2007
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Bluffton University cross country teams traveled to Cedarville, Ohio, for the Cedarville Invitational on Saturday, Sept, 15, 2007. The women's team had a score of 344 as it finished 13th out of 18 teams. The men's team had a team score of 424, placing 15th out of 19 teams.
All members of the men's and women's teams improved their individual times at the
Cedarville Invitational. Senior Sarah Humphrey (Upper Sandusky/Upper Sandusky) did an exceptional job as she led the Bluffton women's
team and placed 34th against tough competition with a time of 20:18.42. The women's
average time was 22:39.61, nearly one minute better than it was a week ago at Defiance.
Leading the Bluffton University's men's team was senior Hillary Shilosio (Eldoret, Kenya) who placed 94th overall with a time of 29:30.03. Brian Timpe (Wauseon/ Pike-Delta-York) was next to cross the line at 30:18.63, placing 115th overall. Pete Husted (Carrollton/Carrollton), Mike Koch (Liberty Center/Liberty Center), and Tyler Fairchild (Toledo/Whitmer) all crossed the line in less than 32 minutes. The Bluffton men's team lowered its time by over two minutes as it finished with an average time of 31:01.58.
"The men's team really closed the gap between its number 1-7 runners as it ran a good tight pack. The team is working hard and it was evident in the races on Saturday," stated a pleased Coach Arnold following the completion of the Cedarville Invitational.
The Beavers return to action Saturday, September 21, when they host the Bluffton Invitational.