Men's Cross Country Saturday Finale
RedHawks Scoring Five All Place Among Top 11 Runners in First-Place Finish
Placing each of its scoring five among the top 11 finishers, the Miami University men’s cross country team cruised to a first-place finish at the Dayton Flyer 5K Challenge Saturday morning. The RedHawks had four of the top five finishers in the race, including sophomore runner-up Brad Untrauer (McCordsville, Ind.), as their 25 points easily outdistanced the second-place and host Dayton Flyers’ 85 points.
At Indian Riffle Park, Untrauer clocked in with a second-place time of 15:28.09, finishing a little more than seven seconds behind race winner Mike Anderson of Dayton (15:21.00). Sophomore Pat Sovacool (Lakewood, Ohio) joined Untrauer as a top-three finisher, turning in a third-place time of 15:31.00.
Behind Untrauer and Sovacool, redshirt freshman Kevin Silver (Beachwood, Ohio) and junior Michael Veatch (Middletown, Ohio) placed fourth (15:37.00) and fifth (15:38.13) overall, respectively, while freshman Adam Martin (Chesterton, Ind.) rounded out Miami’s scoring five with a 13th-place time of 15:51.00.
Miami also placed four additional runners among the race’s top 20 finishers, as junior Justin Campbell (East Liverpool, Ohio) freshman Paul Krebs (Kettering, Ohio) and redshirt freshman Ryan Dezso (Copley, Ohio) placed 14th (15:54.00), 15th (15:55.00) and 19th (16:00.21), respectively. In addition, sophomore Ryan Tamm (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) ran unattached and clocked in with a 12th-place time of 15:49.48. He would have been the RedHawks’ fifth scorer had he run the race attached.
After first-place Miami (25 points), Dayton (85), Kentucky (90), Morehead State (109) and IUPUI (117) rounded out the top five schools. Ohio Wesleyan (140), Xavier (146) and IPFW (209) also competed in the Flyer 5K Challenge.
Miami resumes action next weekend when it hosts the Miami Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 8.
MEET NOTES: SO Brad Untrauer posted the first top team finish of his career and the highest overall finish in his two seasons in the Red and White. Untrauer finished seventh overall at the Flyer 5K Challenge last season ... Miami’s scoring five consisted of two freshman, two sophomores and one junior ... SO Pat Sovacool and JR Michael Veatch also posted their first career top-five finishes on Saturday.
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