Rose-Hulman Wins Second-Straight HCAC Men’s Cross Country Championship

Rose-Hulman Wins Second-Straight HCAC Men’s Cross Country Championship

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SHELBYVILLE, IN Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s men’s cross country team captured their second-straight Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship Saturday afternoon. The Engineers claimed seven of the top 10 individual places en route to posting a score of 21 at the meet held at Blue River Memorial Park in Shelbyville, Indiana.

Rose-Hulman sophomore Matt Hill (Connersville, Ind.) won the individual title and led the Engineers with a first place finish at the meet Saturday. The sophomore covered the 8K course in 25:39.5 and was named the HCAC Most Valuable Runner for his performance.

Hill earned a spot on the All-HCAC team which is awarded to the top 12 finishers. Rose-Hulman placed eight runners on the team Saturday, including Sam Sobczak (Westfield, Ind.), Jacob Becker (O’Fallon, Ill.), Chandler Harkins (Boulder City, Nev.), Addison Williams (Fishers, Ind.), Walt Dearing (Indianapolis, Ind.), Brandon Loyer (Galion, Ohio) and Alton Anspaugh (Shelbyville, Ind.).

Kevin Wuest (Ft. Wayne, Ind.) of Rose-Hulman was named the HCAC Freshman of the Year. He was the top finishing freshman at the meet placing 14th overall with a time of 27:07.7.

Finishing in second place in the team standings was Manchester with a score of 75. Hanover placed third with a score of 98 and was followed by Anderson (109) in fourth position. Franklin (117), Bluffton (136), Defiance (193), Transylvania (224), Earlham (259), and Mount St. Joseph (267) rounded out the team standings. 

Franklin’s Matt Millard (Carmel, Ind.), Hanover’s Joe Rector (Aurora, Ind.) and Ben Franke (Seymour, Ind.), and Manchester’s Connor Bresnahan (Portage, Ind.) were also named to the All-HCAC team.

Rose-Hulman head coach Geoff Wayton was named HCAC Coach of the Year for his efforts in leading the Engineers to the conference title.

MVP:  Matt Hill, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Freshman of the Year: Kevin Wuest, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Coach of the Year: Geoff Wayton, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Team Scores

School

Total

Rose-Hulman             

21

Manchester

75

Hanover

98

Anderson

109

Franklin

117

Bluffton

136

Defiance

193

Transylvania

224

Earlham

259

Mount St. Joseph

267

 

All-Conference

Place

Name

School

Time

1

Matt Hill

Rose-Hulman

25:39.5

2

Connor Bresnahan

Manchester

26:03.9

3

Sam Sobczak

Rose-Hulman

26:07.8

4

Jacob Becker

Rose-Hulman

26:09.9

5

Joe Rector

Hanover

26:21.3

6

Chandler Harkins

Rose-Hulman

26:21.8

7

Addison Williams

Rose-Hulman

26:27.5

8

Walt Dearing

Rose-Hulman

26:37.6

9

Brandon Loyer

Rose-Hulman

26:40.2

10

Ben Franke

Hanover

26:40.4

11

Alton Anspaugh

Rose-Hulman

26:42.6

12

Matt Millard

Franklin

26:47.7

Honorable Mention All-Conference

Place

Name

School

Time

13

Alex Gudeman

Manchester

27:04.5

14

Kevin Wuest

Rose-Hulman

27:07.7

14

Eric Thompson

Franklin

27:07.7

16

Jack Fisher

Bluffton

27:09.9

17

Clayton Bruggeman

Defiance

27:11.0

18

Jacob Sweet

Manchester

27:13.4

19

Jonathan Hall

Rose-Hulman

27:14.5

20

Jona Odell

Anderson

27:15.6

All-Sportsmanship Team

Name

Year

School

Calen Bruner

So.

Anderson

Daniel Gregg

Fr.

Bluffton

Stephan Beasley

Fr.

Defiance

Duncan Barber

Sr.

Earlham

Deron Molen

Sr.

Franklin

Ben Franke

Sr.

Hanover

Jacob Sweet

Sr.

Manchester

Kevin Polking

So.

Mount St. Joseph

Alex Leversen

Sr.

Rose-Hulman

Jared Robertson-Noel

So.

Transylvania