Evangel Cross Country Opens Season at SBU Bearcat Classic

Evangel Cross Country Opens Season at SBU Bearcat Classic

The Basics
Event: SBU Bearcat Classic
Location: Bolivar, Mo.
Full Results: Men | Women

BOLIVAR, Mo. – The Evangel men's and women's cross country teams battled the heat and humidity Saturday at the SBU Bearcat Classic.

The Evangel men finished 8th in the 7k race while the women finished 9th.

The Crusader men were paced by sophomore Shane Burns, who was 23rd overall in a time of 23:55. Sophomores Matt McHenry and Jonathan Dasal finished just outside the top 50 in the field of 110.

On the women's side, junior captain Leslie Perona led Evangel finishing 37th in 21:22.92.

The field was made up of mostly NCAA Division II runners. 

Men's Results
24 – Shane Burns: 23:55.01
55 – Matt McHenry: 24:57.46
57 – Jonathan Dasal: 24:58.55
59 – Grant Dewitt: 25:04.61
72 – Tyler Bender: 25:41.04
79 – Christian Davis: 26:11.80
81 – Andrew Bender: 26:323.72
101 – Jacob Crews: 27:31.44
111 – Tyler Conway: 37:33.69

Women's Results
37 – Leslie Perona: 21:22.92
57 – Camryn Will: 23:26.06
59 – Jordan Fiorani: 23:36.32
65 – Emily Standage: 23:59.23
71 – Taylor Cruzado: 24:42.76
72 – Hannah Shearer: 25:23.64
75 – Hailey Souter: 27:19.52

Evangel takes a week off before heading to Joplin, Mo., for the Southern Stampede on Sept. 15.

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