RIO GRANDE, OH - The men's and women's cross country competed in the 2015 KIAC Championships at the University of Rio Grande this weekend. Kyle Benecke (FR/Lewis Center, OH) earned Second Team All Conference honors and Tim Allen (JR/McArthur, OH) was honored as the OCU "NAIA Champions of Character" Award winner. Anna Hambrick (SO/Kingston, OH) was honored as the OCU "NAIA Champions of Character " Award winner. The women's team along with Kyle Benecke and Dylan Newton (SO/Williamsport, OH) will participate in the NCCAA, Division I National Championships this Saturday at Houghton College in Houghton, New York.
 
Men's Cross Country: 
Point Park 40
Rio Grande 53
Asbury 108
Brescia 115
Indiana East 126
Indiana Kokomo 148
West Virginia Tech 158
Ohio Christian 185
Carlow 259
Cincinnati Christian 264
Alice Lloyd 298
  
Men's Individual: 
1st Brian Moore (Point Park) 26:33 
For OCU:
8th Kyle Benecke 27:50
20th Dylan Newton 28:50
54th Tim Allen 31:49
59th Jake Hart 32:43
63rd Michael Cormack (SO/Coshocton, OH) 33:16
71st Brock Shick (FR/Marysville, OH) 35:14
72nd Brian Chandler (SO/Columbus, OH) 35:15
75th Brett Jones (SO/McArthur, OH) 36:22
  
Women's Cross Country:
Point Park 50
Rio Grande 63
Asbury 91
West Virginia Tech 96
Indiana Kokomo 100
Carlow 156
Indiana East 170
Brescia 216
Ohio Christian 219
Cincinnati Christian 254
  
Women's Individual:
1st Katie Guarnaccia (Point Park) 18:58 
For OCU:
32nd Kara Bandy (SO/Deshler, OH) 22:09
39th Anna Hambrick 22:59
54th Kathryn Kelly (SO/Circleville, OH) 24:02
57th McKenzie Johnson (FR/Amanda, OH) 25:12
58th Amy DeMint (SO/Kingston, OH) 25:15
63rd Faith Layman (SO/Baltimore, OH) 26:09
67th Isabella Ramirez (JR/Tegucigalpa, Honduras) 27:59.
 

"I was pleased with the effort of our runners on a very tough Rio Grande course," said Coach Diltz. 
 
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