Junior Andrew Harden leads #19 ranked Men's Cross Country to victory at All-Ohio Championships

Junior Andrew Harden leads #19 ranked Men's Cross Country to victory at All-Ohio Championships

By: Ashley Birchmeier

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CEDARVILLE — The No. 19-ranked Ohio Northern men's cross country team finished 1st of 19 teams at the All-Ohio Championships Friday afternoon at Elvin R. King Cross Country Course.

The Polar Bears (68-1 overall) won the race with 62 points.

Junior Andrew Harden led the way for Northern finishing third of 275 NCAA Division III runners in 25:23 over the 8,000-meter course.

The race featured 647 runners from NCAA Divisions I, II and III and NAIA and Community College schools in Ohio.

Senior Eric Wymer was 5th in 25:25, junior Cully Gordon was 11th in 25:47, freshman Ian McVey was 20th in 26:06 and Kase Schalois was 23rd in 26:11.

Oberlin's Geno Arthur won the individual crown in 24:55.

John Carroll finished second with 69 points, followed by Mount Union in third with 97 points, Case Western in fourth with 118 points, and Ohio Wesleyan in fifth with 123 points.

The Polar Bears will take next weekend off and return to action Oct. 17 at the Oberlin Rumble.

Team Standings

1. #19 Ohio Northern 62, 2. John Carroll 69, 3. Mount Union 97, 4. Case Western 118, 5. Ohio Wesleyan 123, 6. Oberlin 124, 7. Heidelberg 204, 8. Otterbein 207, 9. Denison 280, 10. Wittenberg 312, 11. Wooster 315, 12. Kenyon 328, 13. Baldwin Wallace 350, 14. Wilmington 409, 15. Bluffton 419, 16. Capital 485, 17. Muskingum 509, 18. Defiance 529, 19. Mt. St. Joseph 610.

Top 5 Individual Results

1. Geno Arthur (Oberlin) 24:55, 2. Elliot Thorkelson (John Carroll) 25:20, 3. Andrew Harden (Ohio Northern) 25:23, 4. Ian Kellogg (Otterbein) 25:24, 5. Eric Wymer (Ohio Northern) 25:25.

Ohio Northern Individual Results

3. Andrew Harden 25:23, 5. Eric Wymer 25:25, 11. Cully Gordon 25:47, 20. Ian McVey 26:06, 23. Kase Schalois 26:11, 33. Aaren Hemmelgarn 26:28, 37. Matthew Ernstes 26:33, 42. Robert Borger 26:40, 44. Spencer Schulze 26:43, 48. Matt Molinaro 26:50, 55. Cameron Rusnak 27:00, 70. Jonathan Wherry 27:17, 71. Michael Potter 27:18, 76. Samuel Boyd 27:23, 77. Ian McKee 27:25, 84. William Huddleston 27:30, 86. Collin Kemner 27:31, 88. Tyler Kennedy 27:34, 97. Andrew Kurtz 27:42, 117. Dan Sowa 28:01, 150. Alec Lunney 28:23, 160. Chester Swartzmiller 28:41, 162. Eric Collins 28:46, 163. Evan Murtha 28:47, 175. Austin Davenport 29:06, 185. Michael Murray 29:14, 186. John McNutt 29:15, 190. Logan Perry 29:18, 228. Ian Klever 30:46, 231. Dustin Lumadue 30:52, 250. Jacob Gallaher 32:08.