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Cross Country Teams Have Historic Day at Greater Louisville Classic

Northwood XC
Northwood XC

OVERVIEW – Louisville Cross Country Classic

LOCATION: Lousiville, Ky.

RECAP: The Northwood University cross country teams have a big day at the Louisville Classic Saturday (October 5), as the Timberwolves register numerous personal-bests and all-time performances.


  • Northwood placed 32nd out of 62 teams with 843 points in the women's blue race.
  • East Tennessee State was the winner of the blue race with 104 points, followed by St. Francis at 113).
  • A total of 533 runners competed in the race, with Nicole McMillen winning with a time of 17:43.6.



  • Northwood also placed 32nd in the Men's Gold race with 791 points, which featured a large number of Division I teams (41 teams overall).
  • Middle Tennessee State had the top score in the gold event at 81 points, followed by Louisville (111) and Campbell (147).
  • A total of 373 runners competed in the race. Athanas Kioko of Campbell was the winner with a time of 22:58.5.
  • Northwood's individuals had a huge day at the event – all 11 competitors had personal-best times in the event. Seven of the times are now among the 20 best in school history.


  • Parker Hayes – 105th overall: 25:04.3 - personal-best. Third-fastest performance in NU history. Best NU performance since 2006
  • Zane Aldrich – 160th: 25:30.8 – personal-best. Eighth-fastest performance in NU history
  • Netunji Paige – 182nd:25:37.3 – personal-best. 11th-fastest performance in NU history
  • Mike Allen – 185th: 25:38.6 – personal-best. 12th-fastest performance in NU history
  • Eric Poth – 197th: 25:45.1 – personal-best. 15th-fastest performance in NU history
  • Trestin Mancillas-Finnerty – 203rd: 25:46.6 – personal-best. 16th-fastest performance in NU history
  • Ben Haupt – 225th: 25:51.4 – personal-best. 17th-fastest performance in NU history
  • Brandon Boyd – 245th: 26:00.0 – personal-best. 18th-fastest performance in NU history
  • Seth Schafer – 250th: 26:02.8 – personal-best. 20th-fastest performance in NU history
  • Josiah Morse – 260th: 26:06.8 – personal-best
  • Andrew Wendler – 320th: 26:59.7 – personal-best


  • Northwood will travel to the Jayhawk Invitational October 11.