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Men's Cross Country Wins Little State Championship

Men's Cross Country Wins Little State Championship

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology won its first Little State team championship in program history with a strong and balanced performance on Friday at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships hosted by Purdue University.

The Fightin' Engineers relied on three top-seven finishes to amass just 51 points and win the team title in the 14-team event.  NCAA Division II Indianapolis placed second with 88 points, followed by Wabash (97), DePauw (102) and Earlham (149).

Senior Alton Anspaugh led the Rose-Hulman performance with a third-place finish in the Little State Division and 13th overall including NCAA Division I programs.  Anspaugh ran a time of 26:44 to tie the second-best Indiana Intercollegiates overall finish in program history at 13th.

Kennedy Schnieders came home sixth overall with a time of 27:10, followed by Matthew Stevenot in seventh in 27:16.  Other scorers for Rose-Hulman included Walt Dearing in 17th place (28:04) and Chandler Harkins in 18th (28:06).

Rose-Hulman's top seven also included Kevin Wuest in 28th (29:39) and Nathan Ciriacks in 43rd (29:06).

Rose-Hulman returns to action at the Millikin University Invitational on Sept. 29.