OBERLIN, Ohio -- The Big Red men's cross country team totaled 396 points en route to a 14th-place finish at the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble on Saturday afternoon.
Senior Jake Dennie finished 10th out of 284 runners in the men's varsity to lead all Denison athletes. Dennie crossed the finish line in 25:05.1, which also marked the fifth-fastest time by a North Coast Athletic Conference competitor. Sophomore Niall Clancey was second on the team and 70th overall after clocking in at 26:19.8, while freshman Clayton Watters also finished in the top 100 with a time of 26:41.6.
Senior Drake Lohnes and freshman Ben Foster rounded out the scoring for DU. Lohnes completed the 8K race in 26:50.3, while Foster checked in at 27:02.5. Junior Zach Munn and sophomore Jack Marchetti turned in the sixth and seventh-best times for Denison, respectively. Munn turned in a time of 27:06.5, while Marchetti finished in 27:55.9.
Carnegie Mellon captured the team title with 75 points after landing their top five runners in the top 25. Mount Union finished second with 123 points followed by Wabash (138), Washington & Lee (160) and DePauw (161). Wabash's Mason McKinney paced the field after finishing the race in 24:41.3.
The Big Red returns to action on Sunday, October 30 when they travel to Terre Haute, Ind. for the 2016 NCAC Championship held at the La Vern Gibson Course.