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Matthew Storer wins men’s 8k; No. 1 Colorado School of Mines takes team title at Lewis Crossover Invitational

Matthew Storer of Colorado Christian won the men's 8k with 23:46.7 and No. 1 Colorado School of Mines secured the team title with 34 points at the at the 2023 Lewis Crossover Invitational.

8k race at the 2023 lewis crossover invitational results and scores
Men's 8k race, results and team scores at the 2023 Lewis Crossover Invitational

(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

PlaceNameTeamTime
1Matthew
Storer
Colorado Christian23:46.7
2Duncan
Fuehne
Colorado School of Mines23:49.7
3Ransom
Allen
Wayne State (Mich.)23:55.8
4Trent
Cochran
Colorado Christian23:56.0
5Noah
Fisher
Findlay23:57.1
6Andrew
Kaye
Colorado School of Mines24:02.0
7Logan
Bocovich
Colorado School of Mines24:02.8
8John
O’Malley
Colorado School of Mines24:05.2
9Alexander
Vance
Colorado Christian24:12.6
10Cole
Nash
Alaska Anchorage24:15.5
11JP
Rutledge
Colorado School of Mines24:16.0
12Kevin
McDermott
Western Washington24:16.2
13Alberto
Campa
Colorado School of Mines24:22.6
14Andrew
Oslin
Western Washington24:22.7
15Jordan
Foster
Findlay24:26.1
16Michael
Zapherson
Alaska Anchorage24:27.8
17Charlie
Wirth
Lewis24:28.6
18Daniel
Appleford
Colorado School of Mines24:29.0
19Thomas
Hufton
Saginaw Valley24:33.6
20Steven
Goldy
Unnatached24:33.9

2023 Lewis Crossover Invitational Men’s 8k Team Scores

PlaceTeamScore
1Colorado School of Mines34
2Colorado Christian79
3Lewis159
4Western Washington199
5Walsh223
6Alaska Anchorage234
7Saginaw Valley275
8Wayne State (Mich.)283
9Fort Lewis283
10Minnesota-Duluth288

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Glen Andrews is one of World-Track main writers for long distance and marathon running. Andrews, who competed in cross country during his High School and college years finds passion covering these events. He's also run a few marathons in his time, and still hopes to qualify for Boston.

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