Ospreys & Owls Claim Top Men's Prize at Home Meets

LakePoint, Ga. - Thirteen ASUN Conference Men's Cross Country student-athletes collected top-10 finishes as league teams competed in three meets over the weekend. Kennesaw State and North Florida won their host meets; the Stan Sims Invite and the UNF XC Invite.

Competing two days earlier than planned, North Florida won their 5K meet in impressive fashion as a trio of Ospreys crossed the finish line together. Noah Perkins officially took first place in 15:33.75 ahead of teammates Nick Morken (15:33.78) and Rob Leverone (15:33.84). UNF claimed five of the top-10 spots in the dual meet against Jacksonville and Florida. The Dolphins top time came from Alex Turnock in 18:47.86.

On Friday, three conference sides took to Sam Smith Park, the site of the 2017 ASUN Championship. KSU grabbed three of the top-10 best times including Benjamin Patterson finishing the 8K run in 26:05.4, good for second. David Poteet captured fourth for the Owls in 26:28.9, while Jordan Hand rounded out the top-10 in 26:57.0. Stetson earned second ahead of Lipscomb at the preview meet behind the performances of Arye Beck (26:11.6; 3rd) and Stew Schmidt (26:43.3; 5th). A trio of Bisons crossed the line in quick succession with Ryan Speer (26:47.9; 6th), Psalm Ocampo (26:48.4; 7th) and Jared Rodriguez (26:51.7; 8th).

Running at the Fordham Fiasco, NJIT completed the week for the conference with 10 runners led by Tomas Gonzalez's top time of 27:44.90 on the 8K course. The Highlanders finished fourth ahead of Princeton.

Top-Five 5K Men's Times (Meet - Place)
15:33.75 - Noah Perkins, North Florida (UNF XC Invite - 1st)
15:33.78 - Nick Morken, North Florida (UNF XC Invite - 2nd)
15:33.84 - Rob Leverone, North Florida (UNF XC Invite - 3rd)
16:00.08 - Bradley Langenberg, North Florida (UNF XC Invite - 8th)
16:05.46 - Leo Queyrou, North Florida (UNF XC Invite - 10th)

Top-Eight 8K Men's Times (Meet - Place)

26:05.4 - Benjamin Patterson, Kennesaw State (Stan Sims Invite - 2nd)
26:11.6 - Arye Beck, Stetson (Stan Sims Invite - 3rd)
26:28.9 - David Poteet, Kennesaw State (Stan Sims Invite - 4th)
26:43.3 - Stew Schmidt, Stetson (Stan Sims Invite - 5th)
26:47.9 - Ryan Speer, Lipscomb (Stan Sims Invite - 6th)
26:48.4 - Psalm Ocampo, Lipscomb (Stan Sims Invite - 7th)
26:51.7 - Jared Rodriguez, Lipscomb (Stan Sims Invite - 8th)
26:57.0 - Jordan Hand, Kennesaw State (Stan Sims Invite - 10th)

Upcoming Men's XC Schedule
Saturday, September 16th
• Kennesaw State and Lipscomb at Commodore Classic - Nashville, Tenn. - 9 AM CT
• USC Upstate at Winthrop Invitational - Rock Hill, S.C. - 10 AM

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