Men’s Cross Country Finishes Eighth At Dan Huston Invite

Posted on October 8th, 2011 by

Senior Anders Bowman was the Gusties' top performer finishing in 18th place.

The Gustavus men’s cross country team finished the Dan Huston Invitational in eighth place with 216 points on Saturday in Waverly, Iowa. Loras won the 12-team event with 63 points, Augustana took second with 72 points and Wartburg took third at its home meet with a total of 83 points.

Simpson’s Ryan Edwardson crossed the finish line first in the field of 174 with a time of 25:35. Brian Pollastrini and Jonathan Smith, both of Augustana, took home second and third place, respectively, with times of 26:15 and 26:16.

Senior Anders Bowman was Gustavus’ top performer with an 18th place finish and a time of 26:56. Mark Bartley took 28th at 27:15, Tanner Davenport 55th at 28:28, Eric Jorgenson 57th at 28:35, Preston Tomlinson 58th at 28:36, Alex Thornton 61st at 28:54 and Leighton Becher 63rd at 28:56. The Gusties posted a collective time of 2:19:48.

Next up for the Gusties is the Jim Drews Invitational on Oct. 15 in La Crosse, Wis. The men’s 8K race will begin at 10:30 a.m.

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