Titans Run To Fourth Place In Season Debut

Charlend Howard finished sixth to lead the Titans.
Charlend Howard finished sixth to lead the Titans.

Charlend Howard placed sixth among 163 runners to lead UW-Oshkosh during its season-opening performance at the Midwest Men's Cross Country Open held Saturday (Sept. 10) in Somers. 

Howard, who finished 13th in last year's meet, completed this year's 8,000-meter race in a time of 25:55. The Titans had three other runners place in the top 24 as Tyler Miletti finished 21st in 26:32, Jacob Rost 24th in 26:41 and Joe Zack 25th in 26:47.

Alec Miller of NCAA Division I Marquette University captured the individual title with a time of 25:43, while Caleb Abfall of NCAA Division I UW-Milwaukee finished second in 25:45. 

NCAA Division II UW-Parkside owned two of the next three finishers as Armando Torres placed third in 25:48 and Eric Lindelsee fifth in 25:49. Brian Eurton of NCAA Division II St. Joseph's College (Ind.) finished fourth with a time of 25:48.

In the team category, UW-Oshkosh finished fourth among the 12 competing squads with 113 points. Marquette University won the meet with 41 points while UW-Parkside finished second with 50, UW-Milwaukee third with 92 and NAIA Aquinas College (Mich.) fifth with 135.

Rounding out UW-Oshkosh's final individual scorer was Mitch Pauers, who finished 41st with a time of 27:12.

Also placing among the meet's top 120 runners were 63rd-place Trevor Damkot in 27:50, 85th-place Cole Considine in 28:14, 89th-place Fabian Salinas in 28:24, 96th-place Dan Massey in 28:29, 109th-place Nick Engels in 28:52, 110th-place Cody Chadwick in 28:52, 111th-place Bennett Krueger in 28:53, 117th-place Trevor Faldet in 29:06 and 119th-place Jack Rindahl in 29:10.

Other UW-Oshkosh participants at the meet were Henry Laste, Robert Szymanski, Collin Borazo, Corbin Bevry, Nathan Nozzi and Adian Welsch. Laste finished 127th in 29:21, Szymanski 130th in 29:24, Borazo 134th in 29:47, Bevry 139th in 30:00, Nozzi 141st in 30:12 and Welsch 152nd in 31:25.

UW-Oshkosh competes at UW-Whitewater's Tom Hoffman Invitational next Saturday (Sept. 17).