Sep 262004
Authors: Justin Shaw

The Rams proved that they are among the best cross country

programs in the country as the men finished sixth and the women

finished 10th at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday.

The men’s team finished with a score of 206. Mike Nicks led the

way, finishing 21st, and junior Josh Glaab was right behind him at


“We ran pretty hard, but there’s always room for improvement,”

Glaab said.

Looking ahead, Glaab explained what the team will need to do to

get far in the postseason.

“We need to race well in the Pre-Nationals and beat the teams

that should make the NCAAs to earn enough points so that we can

make it,” Glaab said.

The men’s team also received contributions from Paul Michel,

Matt Pettit and Matt Cianciulli, who all ran the course in under 26


Nicole Feest paced the women’s team with a 13th place finish.

Seniors Michelle Carman and Colleen Blair also contributed, placing

31st and 41st.

“We improved our results from last year’s meet,” Blair said.

“Nicole and Michelle really ran tough and did a good job for


Blair also expressed the need for the team to get healthy.

“Right now we have a lot of runners sick or hurt and we need to

get our top five runners healthy for the future meets,” she


Sophomores Danielle Korb and Rebekah Yetzer rounded out the Rams

scoring in 78th and 129th place.

With the victory, the Rams will be confident heading into the

Pre-NCAA meet on Oct.16 in Terre Haute, Ind. The Pre-NCAA meet will

be a chance for both teams to earn points for the NCAA Finals.

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