HANOVER CROSS COUNTRY PICKED 5TH IN PRESEASON POLL

ROSE HULMAN IS PICKED FIRST IN THE POLL

                                     CROSSCOUNTRY

CARMEL, Ind. – In a vote amongst league coaches, the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men’s cross country team was picked to finish first in the 2023 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) season.
 
The Fightin' Engineers earned the confidence of the coaches, finishing in first in the poll, picking up eight first-place votes in route to 80 points. The Manchester University Spartans (69) were voted to take second, with two first-place nods, narrowly beating out the third place finishers, the Grizzlies of Franklin College who grabbed 64 points. The Transylvania University Pioneers (53) and the Hanover College Panthers (52) rounded out the top half of the poll.
 
Listed below is the 2023 HCAC Men’s Cross Country Preseason Poll and the 2023 HCAC Athletes to Watch.  For more information on HCAC Cross Country, visit the websites of any of the participating schools, or go to the HCAC's home on the Internet at www.heartlandconf.org.  Be sure to stay up to date on all of your Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference news by following @HCACDIII on Twitter and by liking the "HCAC DIII" Facebook page.
 
2023 HCAC MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY PRESEASON POLL
(#) Denotes First Place Votes

1.

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (8) 

80

2.

Manchester University (2)

69

3.

Franklin College

64

4.

Transylvania University

53

5.

Hanover College

52

6.

Anderson University

45

7.

Bluffton University

33

8.

Earlham College

27

9.

Mount St. Joseph University

16

10.

Defiance College

11

 
2023 HCAC Men’s Cross Country Athletes to Watch:
Anderson

Name

Class

Hometown

Kaleb Gucinski

SR

Fishers, Ind.

David Stansbury

SO

Elkhart, Ind.

Zach Davenport

JR

Frankton, Ind.

Ryun Hoffert

FY

Warsaw, Ind.  


Bluffton

Name

Class

Hometown

Cole Kropka

JR

New London, Ohio

Karter Tow

SR

Van Wert, Ohio

Ethan Ly

SR

Celina, Ohio

Braeden Horn 

JR

Galion, Ohio

 
Earlham

Name

Class

Hometown

Connor Del Carmen

JR

Chesterfield, Mo. 

Anthony Gough

FY

Ellettsville, Ind. 

Ethan Rose

SO

Raleigh, N.C.


Franklin

Name

Class

Hometown

John Asplund 

JR

Bloomington, Ind. 

Jack Sells

SR

Indianapolis, Ind. 

Elliott Gough

JR

Ellettsville, Ind. 

Sam Wilson

SO

Indianapolis, Ind. 


Hanover

Name

Class

Hometown

Ethan Weston

SR

Louisville, Ky. 

Connor Watson

SO

Greenwood, Ind. 

Owen Via

JR

Pleasant Hill, Ohio

RJ Thalls

JR

Richmond, Ind. 


Manchester

Name

Class

Hometown

Gavin Byerly

SO

Huntington, Ind. 

Connor Havens

SR

LaPorte, Ind. 

Brenden Oden

SO

New Carlisle, Ind. 

Enrique Salazar

SR

Plymouth, Ind. 


Mount St. Joseph

Name

Class

Hometown

Jacob Miller

SR

Cincinnati, Ohio

Alex Schmidt

JR

Cincinnati, Ohio

Mitch Reveal

SO

Batavia, Ohio

Alex Taft

FY

Cincinnati, Ohio


Rose-Hulman

Name

Class

Hometown

Thomas Tulius

JR

Brookston, Ind. 

Daniel Gaull

JR

Plainfield, Ind. 

Joshua Pohle

SO

Osgood, Ind. 

Carter Lindfelt

JR

Carmel, Ind. 


Transylvania

Name

Class

Hometown

Drew Meader

SR

London, Ky. 

Garrett Elrod

SR

Bowling Green, Ky. 

Dalton Nunn

JR

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