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Men's Cross Country Ranks 19th at NCAA Midwest Regional

Men's Cross Country Ranks 19th at NCAA Midwest Regional

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- The men's cross country season ended with a 19th place finish at the NCAA Division III midwest regional hosted by Augustana College.  Senior Xavier Ortiz was Greenville's top runner, ranking 74th of 266 competitors with a time of 26:34.

Nearly all of Greenville's top five scoring runners finished in the top half of the field.  Following Ortiz i was sophomore Bryant Simpson who placed 101st (26:56).  The other top Greenville runners were senior Nathan Young (113th, 27:19), junior Ross Baker (133rd, 27:44), and junior Josh Dees (141st, 27:49).

The Panthers accumulated 561 points in their 19th place performance of the 39 competing teams.  Fellow conference member Principia College ranked above the Panthers with a 12th place finish, and Greenville defeated conference foes Westminster and Fontbonne who made the trip.

The meet was Greenville's final of the season.

This story was published on November 12, 2011

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