2008 Cross Country
Bluffton at All-Ohio Championships
Beavers compete against best in state at All-Ohio Championships
October 11, 2008
DELAWARE, Ohio - The Bluffton University cross country team competed against the best collegiate runners in the state when the Beavers ran at the All-Ohio Championships on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University on Friday, Oct. 10, 2008.
The top performance on the men's side was turned in by freshman Andrew Chaffee (Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston) who placed 113th with a time of 31:12.6. Just over a minute later, senior Justin Derringer (Brookville) took 119th in 32:16.6. Right on Derringer's heels was sophomore Brian Timpe (Wauseon/Pike-Delta-York) who placed 120th (32:19.1). Juniors Ben Siebert (Celina/Celina) and Collin Wagner (Pettisville) rounded out the placers for Bluffton with times of 32:53.3 and 33:55.9, respectively.
Freshman Heather Smith (Elkhart, Ind./Concord) was the first Bluffton runner to cross the finish on the women's side. She placed 102nd with a time of 23:06.7 for her best race of the year. Sarah Binkley (Bluffton/Cory-Rawson) was just 40 seconds behind Smith, finishing in 23:46.6. Senior Deb Davis (Seneca, Penn./Christian Life Academy) placed 126th with a time of 26:59.8.
The Beavers return to action on Friday, Oct. 17, when Bluffton travels to the Wilmington Classic. The women's meet is slated to start at 4:30 p.m. with the men scheduled for 5 p.m.