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M XC Action

No. 2 Western State at Mountaineer Open

GUNNISON, Colo. -- Western State earned a team title at the 2013 Mountaineer Open. The Western men finished first through nine.

Vegard Olstad was the fastest male.  Olstad won the 8k race with a time of 25:19.  

For the men, Ian Butler, Tyler Saiz, Michael Cernoia, Adam Sinda, Keifer Johnson, Garrett Wilson, Michael Schmidt and Bryon Puentes all finished in the top nine. 

No. 6 Augustana (S.D.), No. 9 Missouri Southern at Chile Pepper Festival

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Sixth-ranked Augustana (S.D.) placed first among Division III schools at the Chile Pepper Festival. 

Paul Yak led the men's squad with an 11th-place overall finish, second among Division II runners.

Yak's second-place finish highlighted the team victory, but the Vikings' depth continued to show that they are an elite Division II squad. Yak's time of 24:44.4 was followed by Adam Braun at seventh (36th overall) in 25:29.6 before a flurry of Vikings sealed their second-straight win. 

Missouri Southern placed third in the race. 

Eric Schott was the Lions top finisher as he raced through the 8k course in a time of 25:00.9 and placed 14th in the college division. Jake Benton was the Lions second finisher finishing 25th with a time of 25:18.4. Colton Wooldridge finished 86th completing the course in 26:21.3.

The Lions finished with 112 team points, placing third in the college division. West Texas A&M was second with 80 points. MSU was third, followed by New Mexico Highlands, Iowa Central, Harding, Cameron, Northwest Missouri, Tarleton State and Oklahoma Christian round out the top ten. 

No. 7 Southern Indiana, No. 8 Edinboro at Greater Louisville Classic

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Sophomore Johnnie Guy and junior Tyler Pence finished third and fourth, respectively, to lead No. 7 Southern Indiana to a strong showing in the gold race at the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday morning at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park.

Guy finished the 8-kilometer race in 24:23.77 seconds, less than four seconds off the winning pace set by the Tennessee's Peter Owkera. Pence finished in 24:34.29 to post his third straight top-five finish.

The Screaming Eagles' lineup was strong throughout as USI had four runners finish in the top 45 of the 269-competitor field and seven competitors place in the top 65. Though the meet was not scored, USI would have finished third out of 31 teams.

Edinboro's Bryan Deibel led the Fighting Scots in the race placing 47th. He was followed by Matt Link in 52nd place.

No. 10 Alaska-Anchorage at Willamette Invitational

SALEM, Ore. -- In addition to junior Dylan Anthony’s individual win, the Seawolves placed all five scorers in the top 20 for both teams to sweep the cardinal division of the 39th annual Charles Bowles Willamette Invitational on Saturday.

The team remained perfect on the season – ranked No. 10 in the nation – outdistancing Great Northwest Athletic Conference foe Western Oregon 30-140.

Anthony collected his third consecutive win of the season, posting an 8K time of 20.34. Anthony also registered victories at the BYU-Hawaii Invite and the Chaminade Invite.

Finishing runner-up was junior Isaac Kangogo at 24:33.34, while freshman Victor Samoei made the top five, placing fourth at 24:50.94. Sophomore Andrey Ionashku (25:12.60) came in 10th, while classmate Dominik Notz (25:24.52) completed the scoring in 13th.