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Evangel Cross Country Finishes Strong in Columbia

Evangel Cross Country Finishes Strong in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Evangel men's and women's cross country teams turned in another strong week of work at the Larry Young Invitational, with the duo of Shane Burns and Emily Standage once again leading the Crusaders in Columbia.

One week after claiming the individual title at the Cottey College Invitational, Burns logged a second-place finish with a run of 25:38.96. The EU senior was overtaken by Columbia College's Alexander Dukes (25:26.54), but led the Crusaders to a runner-up team finish in which they bested three other Heart of America Athletic Conference squads.

Grant DeWitt (27:27.34) placed ninth for the EU men, while Jonathan Dasal (28:10.06) finished 15th and Matt McHenry (28:18.22) came in 17th to bolster the Crusaders' pack.

On the women's side, Standage was the Crusaders' top finisher with a run of 20:32.61--good for 15th overall. Taylor Cruzado turned in a time of 22:05.58, while Kayleigh Gibbs (22:25.97) and Camryn Will (24:21.28) were the only other EU runners to compete in a non-scoring event for the Crusaders.

"This is a fun group to coach," Evangel cross country coach Austin Jacobs commented. "Our runners have been eager to get back to racing this fall, which makes the patience they've shown in our early eason races all the more impressive."

Men's Results (8K)
2 – Shane Burns – 25:38.96
9 – Grant DeWitt – 27:27.34
15 – Jonathan Dasal – 28:10.06
17 – Matt McHenry – 28:18.22
34 – Evan Espinoza – 29:48.24
40 – Edward Miller – 30:18.42
47 – Seth Espinosa – 31:09.22

Women's Results (5K)
15 – Emily Standage – 20:32.61
31 – Taylor Cruzado – 22:05.58
37 – Kyleigh Gibbs – 22:25.97
59 – Camryn Will – 24:21.28

Up Next
Evangel will enjoy a two-week hiatus before returning to action Oct. 9 at the Border War Cross Country Meet, hosted by Principia College in Elsah, Ill.