ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Racing some of the top cross country teams in the Midwest, the Olivet Nazarene University men's cross country team placed fourth of 21 teams at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational hosted by Augustana College on Friday, Sept. 23. The 8k race was held at the Saukie Golf Course in Rock Island, Illinois.
Jeremy Brassard (SO/Strafford, N.H.) was the top finisher for the Tigers, crossing the finish line in 25:52.2 to take 14th place in the 380 runner field. Wesley Meyer (FR/Rochester, Ind.) finished 22nd overall, crossing in 26:05.1, while Ryan Larkin (JR/Centerville, Ohio) finished 42nd at 26:37.8. Rounding out the top five for Olivet was Zachary Bishop (FR/Charlottesville, Ind.) in 77th, finishing in 27:00.1 and Matt Meehan (JR/Marshfield, Mass.) at 27:05.2 in 87th place.
Lindenwood University (Mo.) took the top spot with the University of St. Francis (Ill.) finishing second. Rounding out the top five was the Univeristy of Chicago, Wartburg College (Iowa) and Augustana College (Ill.).
Olivet will return to action on Friday, Sept. 30 at the Illinois Intercollegiate Invitational. The race is held at Aspen Ridge Golf Course in Bradley, Illinois. The men's race is scheduled to start at 5:45 p.m.