Recent Men's Cross Country Headlines
Rio's Blake Freed (lead) heads toward the finish line in Saturday's NAIA National Championship in Charlotte, N.C.
Sat, Nov. 21, 2015 - [Men's Cross Country]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Junior Blake Freed gave the University of Rio Grande its best finish among the three runners representing the RedStorm in Saturday's NAIA Men's Cross Country National Championship at McAlpine Creek Park.
    Freed, a native of Uhrichsville, Ohio, finished 77th in the 326-runner field by finishing the 8K course in 26:02.2.
    Freed, who finished second in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship meet, had the best finish of any runner representing a KIAC school in the race. KIAC champion Brian Moore of Point Park had the league's second-best finish, placing 113th in 26:21.

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Fri, Nov. 20, 2015 - [Cross Country]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – A quartet of runners representing the University of Rio Grande will be among those participating in the 2015 NAIA Cross Country National Championship on Saturday at McAlpine Creek Park in Charlotte, N.C.
    The RedStorm women will be represented by freshman Lucy Williams (Athens, OH), while the trio of juniors Blake Freed (Uhrichsville, OH) and Dallas Guy (Buffalo, OH) and freshman Mike Norris (Dayton, OH) will represent the Rio men.
    The men's national championship race is set for a 10:30 a.m. start, with the women's race to follow at 11:30 a.m.

Rio's Blake Freed finished 2nd in Saturday's KIAC Championship to earn a trip to the NAIA nationals
Sun, Nov. 8, 2015 - [Men's Cross Country]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - Blake Freed ran to a runner-up finish and led the University of Rio Grande men to a runner-up finish as a team at the 2015 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship, Saturday afternoon, at the Rio Grande Cross Country Course.
    Freed, a junior from Uhrichsville, Ohio, crossed the finish line just ahead of fellow junior Dallas Guy (Buffalo, OH), although both officially finished the 8K course in 26:53.7.
    Freed, Guy and freshman Mike Norris (Dayton, OH) - who finished fifth in a time of 27:14 - qualfied for the NAIA National Championship on Nov. 21 in Charlotte, N.C. as being among the top four individuals who weren't members of the winning team.
    Senior Matt Engstrom (Dover, OH) narrowly missed making it a quartet of national qualifiers for the RedStorm by finishing seventh in a time of 27:33.
    Rio Grande finished with 53 points as a team, 13 behind champion and national qualifier Point Park (40 pts.). Asbury University was a distant third place finisher with 108 points.

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Fri, Nov. 6, 2015 - [Cross Country]

KIAC/Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The 2015 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's & Women's Cross Country Championship Meet is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7, at the University of Rio Grande Cross Country Course.
    The women's race will begin at 10:15 a.m., with the men's race to follow at 11 a.m.
    The conference's 11 women's cross country teams and 11 men's teams will be competing for an automatic bid - which will be awarded to the KIAC men's and women's team champions - to the NAIA Cross Country National Championships, which are set for Saturday, Nov. 21 in Charlotte, N.C.
    Individuals will also be competing for NAIA national meet qualification. The top four individuals not from the championship team in each gender will qualify for nationals. Individual national qualifiers must finish within the top 15 placements of the KIAC meet.

Junior Blake Freed's second place finish helped Rio take the RedStorm Classic team title
Fri, Oct. 23, 2015 - [Men's Cross Country]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande men's cross country team ran to a first-place finish in Friday's 1st Annual RedStorm Classic at the Rio Grande Cross Country Course.
    The RedStorm had four of the top five individual finishers and 17 points as a team to outdistance the University of Pikeville (51 pts.) and Alice Lloyd College (63 pts.) for the title.

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Tue, Oct. 20, 2015 - [Men's Cross Country]

Rio Grande/KIAC Sports Information
    FLORENCE, Ky. – The University of Rio Grande's Dallas Guy was selected as the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week for his performance at the Jenna Strong Fall Classic last Saturday.
    Guy, a junior from Buffalo, Ohio, posted a time of 26:15 in the 8K to place 24th of 349 runners. Guy's placement was second among NAIA runners in attendance. He led all KIAC runners in the field, as did the Rio Grande team, which finished in 11th place.

 
 
 
 
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