Men's Cross Country Places 2nd at HCAC Championships

Men's Cross Country Places 2nd at HCAC Championships

HANOVER, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology finished second in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Cross Country Championships in a tiebreaker for league title honors, paced by two all-league performances.

Manchester and Rose-Hulman each scored 59 points, but the Spartans won the tiebreak due to having four of its five runners place higher than Rose-Hulman runners at the same position.  Hanover came home third, followed by Bluffton and Anderson.

Junior Alton Anspaugh led the Rose-Hulman effort with runner-up honors in a time of 26:24.  Junior Matt Hill joined Anspaugh on the all-HCAC squad with a seventh-place finish in a time of 27:09.

Freshman Matthew Stevenot, sophomore Kennedy Schnieders and senior Brendon Mattiuz earned honorable mention all-league honors and rounded out the Fightin' Engineer team score.  Stevenot was 13th in 27:56, Schnieders came home 17th in 28:19, and Mattiuz was 20th in 28:41.

Rose-Hulman will compete in the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional on Nov. 12 at Holland, Mich.