September 23 - MIAA Athlete of the Week
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The Bulldogs took part in the Warrior Challenge hosted by Wayne State on Satuday. Sophomore Robert Diebold led the men across the line with a 12th place finish (27:45.6).
Adam Ditri was the first Division III runner to finish the 8K course in the Warrior Challenge on Saturday. Ditri finished seventh in a field of 66 runners representing Wayne State University, Lake Superior State University, Saginaw Valley State University, Lawrence Tech and Adrian College. Ditri completed the course in 26:53.1.
On a hot and humid Friday (Sept. 20), senior Luke Reed (Benzonia, Mich.) paced the cross country team to a tenth place finish at Knight Raider-Invitational. Reed posted a time of 27:28.10, finishing 22nd.
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The Flying Dutchmen ran together in a tight pack on Saturday at the Gil Dodds Invitational hosted by Wheaton. The Flying Dutchmen’s top seven runners all crossed the finish line within 40 seconds of each other as Hope finished sixth out of 12 teams with 183 points. Sophomore Evan Bleitz (Saline, Mich.) led Hope with a 59th-place, 8K effort of 23.27.9. Sophomore Nick Hoffman (Holland, Mich.) took 69th with a run of 27:37.8.
Did not compete.
Olivet placed 14th at the 45th Annual Bill Salter Western Invitational. The races took place at the Thames Valley Golf Course in London, Ontario. junior Kyle Markley was Olivet's top finisher, completing the 8K course in 28:44.
The Thunder finished third out of 11 teams at the Taylor University Bullock Invitational. Jack Beakas recorded the top overall time for Trine of 26:49.1 and was 11th overall of 135 runners.