Spartans Place Fourth at NCAA Men’s XC Regionals; Three Earn All-Region Honors

Spartans Place Fourth at NCAA Men’s XC Regionals; Three Earn All-Region Honors

Three Case Western Reserve University runners earned all-region honors on Saturday afternoon, as the Spartans raced to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Region Championships at the Blue River Cross Country Course in Shelbyville, Indiana.

Sophomore Trey Razanauskas, junior David Hall and senior Zach Roshon each earned all-region honors by placing among the top-35 individuals in the 265 person 8,000-meter race.  Razanauskas finished 13th overall with a time of 25:25.0, putting himself contention to receive an individual invitation to the NCAA Division III Championship next week.  Hall finished 16th overall with a time of 25:41.2, and Roshon placed 34th overall with a time of 26:01.2.  It was the first career all-region honor for all three runners.

Freshman Spencer Weigand crossed the finish line 41st overall with a time of 26:06.5, and junior Andrew Green rounded out the team's scorers with a 47th-place in a time of 26:11.1.  Also competing for the Spartans on Saturday were Michael Klein, who finished 115th overall with a time of 27:05.0, and junior Tim Andrews, who placed 152nd with a time of 27:34.0.

CWRU's top five finishers combined for a score of 151, as the squad's fourth-place finish put the team in contention for one of the 16 team at-large bids to the NCAA Championships.  Calvin and Otterbein won the region's automatic bids to the NCAA Championships with scores of 56 and 95, respectively, while DePauw finished third with a score of 142.

Ohio Northern's Ian McVey won the individual championship with a time of 24:52.5.

The official field for the NCAA Division III Championships will be announced via a release on ncaa.com by 3:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.  More information will also be availablne on athletics.case.edu.