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Men's Cross Country Places 2nd at Evansville

Men's Cross Country Places 2nd at Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's cross country team placed second overall, highlighted by defeating an NCAA Division I program, at the University of Evansville Invitational on Saturday.

Junior Alton Anspaugh led the Rose-Hulman performance by coming home second overall with a career-best mark of 25:47 that ranks 16th in school history.

Junior Matt Hill added a time of 26:20 to place fourth overall in a field of 75 runners.

Sophomore Kennedy Schnieders placed 15th in 27:44, sophomore Sean Sullivan was 16th in 27:45 and freshman Matthew Stevenot placed 17th in 27:49 to round out the Fightin' Engineer top five.

NCAA Division I IPFW won the meet with 26 points, followed by Rose-Hulman with 54.  Vincennes, Webster, Evansville, Oakland City and Western Kentucky Community College rounded out the team scoring.

Rose-Hulman will seek its third consecutive Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship when the Fightin' Engineers compete in an event at Hanover on Oct. 29.