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Sat Sep 01
10 a.m.
at Franklin College Grizzly Invite 3rd Place
in Franklin, Ind.
Sat Sep 15
10 a.m.
at Wheaton College Gil Dodds Invitational 10th Place
in Wheaton, Ill.
Thu Sep 20
6:30 p.m.
at Wooster Dual 2nd Place
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Sep 29
2:45 p.m.
at All-Ohio Championship 10th Place
in Norton, Ohio - Silver Creek Metro Park
Sat Oct 13
11:15 a.m.
at Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble 9th Place
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Oct 27
11:45 a.m.
at NCAC Championship 6th Place
in Powell, Ohio - Liberty Park
Sat Nov 10
12:15 p.m.
at NCAA Great Lakes Regional 18th Place
in Shelbyville, Ind. - Blue River Park
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Men's Cross Country competes against the nation's best

Clayton Watters  |  Photo by Curt Ashcraft
Clayton Watters | Photo by Curt Ashcraft

WHEATON, Ill.—The Denison men's cross country team posted a top-10 finish against a stacked field at the Gil Dodds Invitational hosted by Wheaton College. 

Denison entered the meet ranked seventh in the most recent Great Lakes Regional rankings and they faced an impressive field bolstered by the nation's top-ranked team (North Central), 7th ranked Washington-St. Louis, No. 22 University of Chicago and No. 22 Cornell College.

Wash. U. won the event by landing six runners in the top-eight of the overall standings.  The Bears took home the top spot with 19 points followed in second place by North Central with 61 points.

The Big Red placed 10th in the field of 17 teams and were led by senior Niall Clancey's 41st place finish and time of 26:25.9.  Adam Cromwell followed in 45th place with a time of 26:30.4. 

First-year Keanan Ginell placed 104th in 27:50.3 and Clayton Watters was fourth on the squad and 125th in the field of 245 by crossing the finish line in 28:15.8.

Rhys Fitschen-Brown was Denison's fifth scorer in 28:39.4 and slots six and seven were filled by Kenny Connelly (29:17.7) and Calvin Riley (29:33.1).

DU will compete in a dual meet on Thursday (Sept. 20) at Wooster. Their next invitational will be the All-Ohio Championship in Akron, Ohio on Saturday, Sept. 29.