(Defiance, OH) The men's and women's cross country teams traveled to Defiance, OH to compete in the Yellow Jacket Invitational at Defiance College.
The men's team took fifth out of the six team event. Freshman Justin Creswell (South Bend, IN) was the top finisher for the men with a time of 34:09 in the 8K event placing him 36th overall. A time of 36:20 gave freshman Will Sellers (Grafton, OH) a 42nd place finish. Rounding out the top five for the Saints were Mitch MacLeod 37:16, Kevin Baldwin 37:42, and Joe Querciagrossa at 37:45. Huntington University won the event with 24 points. The Saints finished with 138 points.
Despite not having a team score the women's team took full advantage of the event. Freshman Liza Terrill (North Manchester, IN), finished 28th overall with a time of 23:46 in the 5K event. Nicole Helfrick (Sacramento, CA), finished the course in 25:07 giving her a 30th place finish. Diane Querciagrossa (Apple Valley, CA), had a time of 33:23 for the event.
The Saints next race is the National Catholic Invite on September 18th. The race is held at the Notre Dame 9-hole golf course.