Rio Grande Sports Information
CEDARVILLE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande men's cross country team posted a 16th place finish in Friday's All-Ohio Collegiate Championships at Cedarville University's Elvin R. King Course.
The RedStorm had 508 points as a team in the 42-school field. Among the 16 NCAA Division II and NAIA schools who participated, Rio placed sixth.
Sophomore Kameron Carpenter (Newark, OH) took top honors for the RedStorm, placing 60th among the 287 runners on the 8k course with a time of 26:30. He finished 19th among the 109 individuals in the DII/NAIA division.
Also competing for Rio in the event were senior Dallas Guy (Buffalo, OH), who finished 68th with a time of 26:39; senior Blake Freed (Uhrichsville, OH), who was 76th after crossing in 26:42; senior Kyle Sanborn (Dover, OH), who placed 146th with a time of 27:59; freshman Mike Norris (Dayton, OH), who was 158th after crossing the line in 28:17; senior Dustin Moritz (Ironton, OH), who placed 189th in 28:55; and freshman River Spicer (West Milton, OH), who crossed 211th in a time of 29:31.
Ohio State University took the overall team title with 91 points, while the University of Dayton (96), Cincinnati (101), Miami (105) and Ohio University (119) completed the top five.
Tiffin University's James Ngandu had the best individual finish with a time of 24:49.
In the NCAA Division II/NAIA divisional breakdown, Walsh (44), Ashland (76), Cedarville (81), Malone (100) and Lake Erie (149) finished ahead of Rio in the top five.
Ngandu claimed his second straight individual title in the division.
Rio Grande returns to action on Friday, Oct. 14 at the Wilmington College Fall Classic.