(Oct. 07) — Colorado Christian’s Matthew Storer sprinted home in the closing meters to clock 23:46.7 and win the men’s 8k race at the 2023 Lewis Crossover Invitational on Saturday. No. 1 Colorado School of Mines secured the team title with 34 points.
Earlier in the day, Lindsay Cunningham of Winona State dominated the women’s 6k race, registering an impressive time of 20:06.8 on an ideal morning for cross-country running.
Unlike the women’s race, which saw Cunningham pull away early, the men’s contest was much closer, featuring a pack of seven runners battling for most of the race.
In the end, Matthew Storer pushed ahead and maintained the lead before sprinting away from his closest challengers for a three-second victory over second-place Duncan Fuehne of Colorado School of Mines, who finished with a time of 23:49.7.
Ransom Allen of Wayne State (Mich.) took third with a time of 23:55.8, followed by Trent Cochran of Colorado Christian at 23:56.0 and Noah Fisher of Findlay at 23:57.1.
In the team competition at the 2023 Lewis Crossover Invitational, top-ranked Colorado School of Mines placed all seven runners inside the top 20, including four in the top 10, en route to winning the men’s title with 34 points.
No. 5 Colorado Christian finished second with 79 points, followed by No. 22 Lewis with 159 points in third place. No. 11 Western Washington was next with 199 points, and No. 18 Walsh completed the top five with 223 points.
2023 Lewis Crossover Invitational Men’s 8k Top 20 Results
|Colorado School of Mines||23:49.7|
|Wayne State (Mich.)||23:55.8|
|Colorado School of Mines||24:02.0|
|Colorado School of Mines||24:02.8|
|Colorado School of Mines||24:05.2|
|Colorado School of Mines||24:16.0|
|Colorado School of Mines||24:22.6|
|Colorado School of Mines||24:29.0|
2023 Lewis Crossover Invitational Men’s 8k Team Scores
|1||Colorado School of Mines||34|
|8||Wayne State (Mich.)||283|
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