Rio Grande Sports Information
CEDARVILLE, Ohio - Kameron Carpenter's 94th-place finish led the efforts of the University of Rio Grande men's cross country team in Friday afternoon's All-Ohio Cross Country Championships at Cedarville University's Elvin R. King Course.
Carpenter, a junior from Newark, Ohio, completing the 8K course in a time of 26:40. His time was 28th among 108 runners from NCAA DII and NAIA schools.
Rio finished 28th overall in the 38-team field which included programs from each of the three NCAA divisions, as well as the NAIA. The RedStorm finished 10th as a team among the 12 schools in the DII/NAIA division with 250 points.
Among the others who ran for the RedStorm were freshman Mohamed Farah (Galloway, OH), who was 50th in the division and 154th overall with a time of 27:21; sophomore River Spicer (West Milton, OH), who was 59th in the division and 195th overall with a time of 28:00; junior Mike Norris (Dayton, OH), who was 62nd in the division and 202nd overall with a time of 28:07; freshman Isaac Stephens (Arcanum, OH), who placed 86th in the division and 271st overall after crossing in 30:19; freshman Alan Holdheide (Fort Loramie, OH), who was 89th in the division and 279th overall with a finish of 30:55; and sophomore Keshawn Jones (Mansfield, OH), who was 90th in the division and 282nd overall in a time of 31:22.
The University of Dayton won the overall championship with 27 points, while the University of Akron (79), Ohio University (93), Malone University (167) and Walsh University (169) completed the top five.
Malone won the team championship in the DII/NAIA bracket with 42 points, with Walsh and host Cedarville completing the top three with 45 and 68 points, respectively. Shawnee State took fourth with 155 points and Findlay finished fifth with 167 points.
Tiffin University's James Ngandu had the top individual time, both overall and in the division, after crossing the finish line in 24:14.