Hawks Men Finish 6th at Griak



MINNEAPOLIS – The University of Iowa men’s cross country team finished sixth at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday. The 8,000-meter event was held at the University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course. The Hawkeyes were paced by junior Jon Michael Brandt and tallied a team score of 186.


Brandt was the first Hawkeye to cross the line. The junior recorded a time of 25:20 to finish 24th. Sophomore Kevin Lewis, Ottumwa, and senior captain Nick Holmes followed close behind. Lewis finished 26th with a time of 25:28, while Holmes clocked a time of 25:35 to finish 31st. Freshmen Anthony Gregorio (54th; 26:06) and Taylor Soltys (57th; 26:07), junior Cameron Rieger (62nd; 26:13), and sophomore Ben Witt, Burlington, (70th; 26:21) rounded out the Hawkeye lineup.


Three Hawkeyes competed in the 6,000-meter women’s event. Graduate student Mareike Schrulle recorded a fifth place finish when she crossed the line in 21:17, while Junior Megan Ranegar finished 19th with a time of 21:52.  Senior Kelsey Hart also ran for the Hawkeyes. The team captain earned a 57th place finish with a time of 22:41.


The men’s and women’s cross country teams will return to action on Oct. 12-13. The women’s team will head to Madison, Wis., for the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational on Oct. 12, while the men’s team will travel to Louisville, Ky., for the Pre-National Invitational on Oct. 13.


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