Kenosha, Wis. - On Saturday, October 11, the Saint Xavier University men's cross country team travelled to Kenosha, Wis., to take part in the prestigious Lucien Rosa Invitational Cross Country meet hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (Wis.). The Cougars finished 17th overall in the field of 28 teams. SXU's top runner was sophomore Evan Lowry (Horton, Mich./Hanover-Horton), who finished in 60th place overall in the field of 283 runners.
Lowry was followed by freshman Brandon Hummer (Willowbrook, Ill./Hinsdale South) in 68th place in 27:44. Next for Saint Xavier was sophomore Roy Witty (Mount Greenwood, Ill./Marist) in 103rd place in 28:15, followed by freshman Matt Rychel (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew) in 28:50 for 135th place. The fifth runner for SXU was junior Emmanuel Gonzalez (Chicago, Ill./St. Laurence) in 181st place in 29:42 and finally freshman Andrew Peters (Yellow Springs, Ohio/Yellow Springs) in 252nd in 32:14. "We were a bit banged-up (injured)," stated SXU men's cross country coach Ed McAllister. "I held out a couple of our top guys. Although every meet is important, I used this week as a meet that I chose to work through. Lowry and Hummer ran well on a very demanding, hilly course." The next meet for the Cougars is the Great Lakes Invitational sponsored by Aquinas College (Mich.) in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Saturday, October 25. The men's race is scheduled for 10 a.m.Click here for results from the Lucien Rosa Invitational