November 2, 2013

Spartans Win Fifth-Straight HCAC Men’s Cross Country Championship

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Results (Team / Individual)

DEFIANCE, OH Manchester University’s men’s cross country team captured their fifth consecutive Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship Saturday afternoon. The Spartans claimed six of the top 10 individual places en route to posting a score of 22 at the meet held at Defiance College.

Manchester University senior Curtis Nordmann (Bourbon, Ind.) won the individual title for the first time in his career. Nordmann finished the 8K course on Saturday afternoon in a time of 25:46.5.  Nordmann was named HCAC Most Valuable Runner for his performance.

Nordmann earned a spot on the All-HCAC team which is awarded to the top 12 finishers. Manchester placed six runners on the team Saturday, including Michael Stocker (Yorktown, Ind.), Jon Caffarelli (Lansing, Ill.), Chris LaFree (South Bend, Ind.), Clayton Harlan (Terre Haute, Ind.) and Alex Gudeman (Rochester, Ind.).

Gudeman of Manchester was named the HCAC Freshman of the Year. He was the top finishing freshman at the meet placing 10th overall with a time of 26:46.5.

Finishing in second place in the team standings was Rose-Hulman with a score of 60. Bluffton placed third with a score of 92 and was followed by Hanover (133) in fourth position. Defiance (137), Anderson (148), Franklin (150), Earlham (191), Transylvania (286), and Mount St. Joseph (313) rounded out the team standings. 

Rose-Hulman’s Stuart West (LaPorte, Ind.) and Ryan Meyer (Greenwood, Ind.), Bluffton’s Colin McCloskey (Sylvania, Ohio) and Jack Fisher (Norwalk, Ohio), Hanover’s Logan Wells (Scottsburg, Ind.), and Defiance’s Joe Davis (Mansfield, Ohio) were also named to the All-HCAC team.

Manchester head coach Brian Cashdollar was named HCAC Coach of the Year for his efforts in leading the Spartans to the conference title.

MVP:  Curtis Nordmann, Manchester University

Freshman of the Year: Alex Gudeman, Manchester University

Coach of the Year: Brian Cashdollar, Manchester University

Team Scores

School

Total

1

2

3

4

5

*6

*7

Manchester                 

22

1

2

4

7

8

10

19

Rose-Hulman

60

3

11

14

15

17

18

24

Bluffton

92

6

12

13

27

34

56

59

Hanover

133

9

20

29

36

39

45

54

Defiance

137

5

22

31

37

42

48

52

Anderson

148

23

25

32

33

35

38

57

Franklin

150

16

21

30

40

43

44

49

Earlham

191

26

28

41

46

50

51

55

Transylvania

286

47

53

60

62

64

68

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Mount St. Joseph

313

58

61

63

65

66

67

69

 

All-Conference

Place

Name

School

Time

1

Curtis Nordmann

Manchester

25:46.5

2

Michael Stocker

Manchester

26:09.9

3

Stuart West

Rose-Hulman

26:17.3

4

Jon Caffarelli

Manchester

26:21.8

5

Joe Davis

Defiance

26:25.7

6

Colin McCloskey

Bluffton

26:26.3

7

Clayton Harlan

Manchester

25:38.6

8

Chris LaFree

Manchester

26:39.2

9

Logan Wells

Hanover

26:43.1

10

Alex Gudeman

Manchester

26:46.5

11

Ryan Meyer

Rose-Hulman

26:48.2

12

Jack Fisher

Bluffton

26:49.5

 

Honorable Mention All-Conference

Place

Name

School

Time

13

Josh Edens

Bluffton

26:52.4

14

Kevin Mauser

Rose-Hulman

26:54.0

15

Sam Sobczak

Rose-Hulman

26:59.3

16

Blake Albrecht

Franklin

26:59.9

17

Charlie Fenoglio

Rose-Hulman

27:09.1

18

Jacob Becker

Rose-Hulman

27:14.8

19

Corey Birchmeier

Manchester

27:15.5

20

Brendan Kelly

Hanover

27:16.2

 

All-Sportsmanship Team

Name

Year

School

Patrick Smith

Sr.

Anderson

Josh Edens

So.

Bluffton

Adam Grillot

Sr.

Defiance

Johnny Rezende-Shalom

Jr.

Earlham

Deron Molen

So.

Franklin

Jake Hally

Fr.

Hanover

Clayton Harlan

Sr.

Manchester

Chris Klaine

Sr.

Mount St. Joseph

Peter Lokken

Sr.

Rose-Hulman

Akin Erol

So.

Transylvania