Allen wins Tabor men?s invitational

Joel Allen won the men?s race at Tabor?s invitational cross-country meet Saturday with a time of 26:40.81. Phyllis Richert PhotoJoel Allen led the Tabor College men?s cross-country team to a third-place finish at its invitational meet Saturday at Marion Reser?voir?s Cottonwood Point.

Allen won the race with a time of 26 minutes, 40.81 seconds, beating Friends? Easton Moore by less than one second. Garrett Daugherty placed fifth in 27:42.27.

Phillip Magos placed 21st (29:28.93), Tyler Parrish 29th (29:54.25), Bret Mueller 31st (30:14.04) and Josh Richert 34th (30:52.29) in a field of 70.

As a team, Tabor placed third of eight with 77 points behind Friends (48) and McPherson (52).

?The race had a very competitive field of runners, and I am pleased with the effort our men put forth,? coach Eric Schwab said.

Meanwhile, Hannah Holmes led the Bluejay women, finishing second in a field of 67 in 20:07.33.

?(Hannah) ran very smart and gave herself a chance to place high,??Schwab said. ?There were only nine seconds separating first from third.?

Paula Young finished 22nd (22:03.01), Katey Whitesell 25th (22:08.61), Allie Jost 34th (23:30.48), Kaylee Schmidt 45th (25:11.60) and Jessica Vix 48th (25:56.26).

As a team, Tabor placed fifth with 110 points. Friends won with 40.

?Finishing ahead of three other teams was a nice accomplishment for our women,? Schwab said. ?I was very excited for them.?

Coming?Tabor will travel to Lawrence for the NAIA preview meet Oct. 11.

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