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Cordovas Lead Men's Cross Country Pack at Great Lakes Invite

Cordovas Lead Men's Cross Country Pack at Great Lakes Invite
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Cordovas Lead Men's Cross Country Pack at Great Lakes Invite

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Alex Cordova led the way for the Purdue University Calumet men’s cross country team on a muddy course and in a tough field at Saturday’s NAIA Great Lakes Invitational at Gracewil Golf Course in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Cordova (Hobart, Ind./Hobart) ran a time of 27 minutes, 45 seconds in the 8-kilometer race to place 64th overall in the field of 288. Purdue Calumet placed 18th out of the 29 teams, which included six teams from the latest NAIA Top 25 Coaches Poll.

Teammate and cousin Salvador Cordova (Hammond, Ind./Bishop Noll) was the next finisher, running a time of 28:15 to place 77th overall. Sophomore Roger Jachna (Dyer, Ind./Lake Central) crossed the line at 29:44 (120th) and Matt Mathias (Lowell, Ind./Lowell) and Jordan Posthauer (Lafayette, Ind./Fountain Central) ran stride for stride, finishing 133rd (30:29) and 134th (30:30), respectively.

Senior Fernando Pina (Hammond, Ind./Hammond) finished 146th with a time of 31:05 and Arturo Ruiz was 150th (31:21) to round out the Peregrines’ Top 7.

No. 9 Indiana Wesleyan won the team title, followed by No. 6 Olivet Nazarene in second and host and 15th-ranked Aquinas in third.

Purdue Calumet caps the 2015 regular season in two weeks, as the Peregrines compete in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships, set for Nov. 7 in Bourbonnais, Ill.

 

 

NAIA Great Lakes Challenge XC Invitational
Men's 8K
Hosted by Aquinas University

TEAM RESULTS – 1. Indiana Wesleyan 48, 2. Olivet Nazarene 84; 3. Aquinas 105; 4. Marian (Ind.) 114; 5. Taylor 163; 6. Indiana Tech 187; 7. Bethel (Ind.) 206; 8. Cornerstone 222; 9. Davenport 290; 10. Spring Arbor 308; 11. Point Park 323; 12. Goshen 332; 13. Mt. Vernon Nazarene 342; 14. Lawrence Tech 383; 15. Siena Heights 482; 16. Huntington 517; 17. Michigan-Dearborn 526; 18. Purdue Calumet 528; 19. Madonna 529; 20. Indiana South Bend 572; 21. Grace 574; 22. Indiana Kokomo 605; 23. Concordia (Mich.) 628; 24. Indiana Northwest 722; 25. Trinity International 727; Inc. Hannibal-LaGrange; Inc. Lourdes; Inc. St. Francis (Ind.); Inc. Roosevelt.

PURDUE CALUMET (528) – 64. Alex Cordova 27:45; 77. Salvador Cordova 28:15; 120. Roger Jachna 29:44; 133. Matt Mathias 30:29; 134. Jordan Posthauer 30:30; 146. Fernando Pina 31:05; 150. Arturo Ruiz 31:21; Mark Peters 32:17; Justin Peterson 32:49; Michael Buckman 32:54; Brandon Davis 34:00; Dustin Pluard 40:48.