Floyd wins first meet of 2017, No. 16 @MUCrusadersXCTF men finish ninth
Men's Cross Country - Sat, Sep. 30, 2017
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RESULTS | LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Although the final results are divided by division for individual and team finishes, Tony Floyd (SO/Westland, Mich.) ran the fastest time of any runner in the 8-kilometer Blue race at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic hosted by the Louisville Sports Commission at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park

Floyd posted the second fastest time of his career as he finished the Saturday morning event in 24:54.00, besting the next closest NAIA runner by 21.92 seconds. Devin Gibson (JR/Westland, Mich.) finished 46th in a time of 26:31.16 and Alex Brauer (FR/Livonia, Mich.) bounced back to finish 60th this week with a time of 26:46.78. Jack Balint (FR/Livonia, Mich.) was the fourth MU runner to finish as he placed 66th in 26:54.30 and Joey Mercier crossed 77th in 27:07.43 to give MU 250 team points and a 1-5 split of 2:23.43.

Josh Chezick (FR/South Lyon, Mich.) crossed in 27:23.90 and David Rodriguez (SO/Oxford, Mich.) finished the race in 27:54.89 to wrap up the potential scorers for MU. Three other Crusaders ran in the race and all 10 of MU's finishers with places and times can be found below.

Rhodes won the team event with 88 points while No. 4 Lewis-Clark State College (Idaho) was the top NAIA finisher with 107 points. No. 14 Columbia (Mo.) placed third with 121 points while DePauw (183 points) and No. 13 Taylor (Ind.) (192 points) rounded out the top five.

Madonna races again on Friday, Oct. 6 in South Bend, Indiana as they take part in the Bethel Invite hosted by Bethel College at St. Patrick's Country Park.

CRUSADER TIMES AND FINISHES

FINISH    Name    Time

1    Tony Floyd    24:54.00

46    Devin Gibson    26:31.16

60    Alex Brauer    26:46.78

66    Jack Balint    26:54.30

77    Joey Mercier    27:07.43

100    Josh Chezick    27:23.90

134    David Rodriguez    27:54.89

179    Alec Bollinger (SO/Dearborn Heights, Mich.)    29:23.71

171    Josh Lomuscio    29:24.22

172    Donovan Gomez (SO/Saginaw, Mich.)    29:34.99

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