Category: Running

The Bradley University women’s cross country team had seven of the top nine finishers in the women’s three-mile race led by the sophomore twin duo of Caitlin Busch and Kristen Busch, while senior Nathan Davis paced the Braves men in the four mile race at the 27th Bradley Intercollegiate Friday afternoon at Detweiller Park. The Busch twins crossed the line together in second with a time of 16:45 and junior Sarah McMahon was fourth overall at 16:53 as the trio helped lead the Bradley women’s cross country to dual wins against NCAA Division one opponents Butler and Chicago State.  The Braves boasted seven of the top nine finishers on the day, with sophomore Liz Smits leading a another pack of four BU runners in sixth at 17:13. Fellow Sophomore Emily Delvo had a solid outing after missing the track and field season, matching freshman Casey Kramer with a time of 17:14 to help lead the Bradley women’s squad. Also helping pace the Bradley men’s squad was junior Eric Delvo, who was just four seconds off the top time in the field at 19:55.  Freshmen Patrick Campbell and Caleb Beck had strong debuts finishing fourth and fifth among Division I runners with times of 20:04 and 20:05, respectively, while sophomore Marshall Moyer made his return to the lineup and was sixth among Division I runners at 20:10.

-Bob


Bradley University freshmen Molly Dahlquist and Chase Coffey both won the 3,000 meter steeplechase to highlight action for the Bradley track and field teams at the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational Saturday. Running the first steeplechase of her collegiate career, Dahlquist won the women’s 3,000 meter steeplechase by nearly 40 seconds, finishing in a time of 11:01.98 and posted one of five top-five finishes on the day for the women’s squad. In the men’s 3,000 meter steeplechase, Coffey edged Knox College’s Kevin Box by four seconds with a time of 9:42.23 to win the race.  Coffey’s time ranks as the fifth best 3,000 meter steeplechase in program history. Marquette took both the Men’s (160 points) and Women’s (202 points) team events at the meet. Click here for complete Invitational results.

-Bob

Bradley University freshman Marshall Moyer won his first collegiate race, claiming the men’s 6K title at the 25th Bradley Open, while freshman Sarah McMahon finished fifth to pace the Bradley women’s cross country team in the three mile race Friday afternoon at Detweiller Park. Moyer was one of five Bradley men’s runners to place in the top eight, outkicking Michael Castel of Western Illinois for first place in a time of 20:00.  Castel crossed the line four seconds behind Moyer and Illinois Central College’s Ryan Van Fossen was third overall at 20:07. Sophomore Nathan Davis placed fifth in the field of 75 runners with a time of 20:17 to lead a pack of four Bradley men’s runners.  Junior Nick Skromme clocked a career-best 6K time of 20:18 to finish sixth and sophomore Thomas Harayda crossed the line three seconds back in seventh at 20:21.  Junior Jon Richards rounded out the top-five BU finishers in eighth with a time of 20:25. On the women’s side, Maddie Aufmann of Illinois won the three mile race with a time of 17:13 and the Illini boasted the top four finishers.  McMahon was Bradley’s top finisher, crossing the line 12 seconds behind Aufmann in fifth at 17:25.  The Braves’ top four finishers were underclassmen, with sophomore Cassie Lohmeier leading a group of three Braves to take seventh overall at 17:32.

-Bob

The Iowa State women’s team claimed the team title at the seventh annual Bradley Classic and the Iowa men’s squad took the title on the men’s side Friday afternoon at Newman Golf Course. DePaul’s Matthew Graham overtook Iowa’s Jeff Thode in the final 50 yards to win the men’s individual title by four-tenths of a second and finished with a course record time of 23:37 for the 8K.  In the women’s race Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Elise Sigg won the individual title, crossing the line 12 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Casey McDermott of Drake.  Sigg’s time of 21:05 is the seventh fastest 6K time in the seven-year history of the event. 

-Bob

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