GRANVILLE, Ohio-- Denison men's cross country suffered an 11-point loss in their dual meet versus the College of Wooster at Infirmary Mound Park on Thursday afternoon. Wooster finished with 24 points thanks to five scores in the top-eight. Denison ended with 35 points.
Despite the narrow defeat, Denison's Benjamin Foster was the overall winner of the race after completing the 4K course in 13:51.8. Foster posted a 5:34.1 per mile pace and won the event by just over nine seconds.
Wooster's Brian Lief followed in second place in 14:00.9 while David Westcott and Jackson Feinknopf placed third and fourth, respectively.
Denison's sixth finisher was Rhys Fitschen-Brown in 15:10.2 while Patrick Manglano took up the No. 7 slot in 16:59.6. Also competing for DU was first-year Henri Hegmier who ended in 26th place with a time of 17:25.4.
The Big Red returns to action on Saturday (Oct. 14) when they compete at the Oberlin College Inter-Regional Rumble. That is a prelude to the 2017 North Coast Athletic Conference Championship, which will also take place at Oberlin College on Oct. 28.