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OU men runners finish second

By The Herald Staff | 10/14/2013

LAWRENCE — The Ottawa University men’s cross-country team is turning it on at the right time.

The Braves finished second Saturday at the Haskell Indian Nations University Invitational.

LAWRENCE — The Ottawa University men’s cross-country team is turning it on at the right time.

The Braves finished second Saturday at the Haskell Indian Nations University Invitational.

Ottawa had seven runners place in the top 20 and four in the top 15.

“It was a solid meet,” Ottawa coach Kirk Wren said. “I was very proud of how the team raced after a tough week of training.”

The Lady Braves were fourth of out six teams.

Cole Carlson led the Ottawa men with a third-place finish.

It is his second straight top-five finish. He ran a time of 26 minutes, 38 seconds.

Jeo Mendez was behind him in fifth. Like Carlson, it was his second straight top-five finish. Mendez finished at 26:43.

Caleb Love was 14th at 29:05. Bradley Borger took 15th at 29:09. Tyler Gude finished 16th at 29:18. Evan Smith was 17th at 29:24. Ethan Van Zant finished 20th at 30:03.

Other were Dallas Gloss, 33rd, 30:32; Nicholas Ledet, 34th, 30:47; JC Garcia, 35th, 31:16; Dustyn Green, 39th, 31:46, and DJ Hollman, 41st, 33:14.

Chelsea Fullerton led the women in 12th. She was running in her first race of the season due to an injury. The two-time all-conference performer ran a time of 20:24. Hannah Jaloma took 18th at 20:55.

Senior Jena Richardson placed 20th at 21:01. Janelle Bailey finished 21st 21:05. Makayla Wilkins, who is battling an injury as well, finished 29th at 22:11. Brittany Harrington took 30th at 22:18.59.

Others were Morgan Masters, 40th, 24:34, and Bailey Griffith, 62nd, 25:23.

Ottawa competes Oct. 25 in the Bo Boucek Invitational at Pomona Lake. The women’s race starts at 4:30 p.m.

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