It was a great day for the conference championship in Mount Hope, WV at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. The weather could not have been better for the Bearcats final race of the season. Rio Grande's men's team won the competition overall with a score of 18. The overall individual winner in the men's 8000 meter race was Dallas Guy of Rio Grande University in a time of 26:47.1.
Sophomore Kyle Robinson was first across the line for the Bearcats finishing 32nd with a time of 29:34.4. Kyle was followed by junior Tristan Durbin who finished 40th with a time of 30:21.6. Next across the line was freshman Preston Glazebrook finishing 54th with a time of 31:43.4. Junior Chase McCauley was next across the line finishing 73rd with a time of 34:19.2. Rounding out the finishers for the Bearcats were senior Dylan Massey and junior Brent Crawford. Massey crossed the line in 80th with a time of 42:00.5. Crawford crossed in 81st with a time of 42:00.7.
"I was very happy with how our men finished the season. They ran extremely well on a very challenging course. The men have overcome a lot this year and to come out and finish 8th out of 11 is something they should be proud of. We will continue to build from here and come back stronger for the championship race a year from now. Tristan, Dylan, and Brent step in for us and ran well. I could not be more pleased with how the season ended," said Coach Stoffel.
The Bearcats will take a couple weeks off and then start training for indoor track season.