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Storm show improvement at Drews/Neubauer Invite

Shane Breheny
Shane Breheny

ETTRICK, Wis. -- In a field of 21 teams, the Simpson men's cross country team finished eighth on Saturday in the Drews/Neubauer Invitational in Ettrick, Wis., highlighted by coming ahead of the No. 8 team in the region, Bethel.

During the 8K, Jonathan Facio finished first for the Storm with a mark of 26:04.1 to finish 43rd among the 394 runners that finished the race. Facio cut nearly a minute off of his previous season-best time of 27:01.3. Shane Breheny crossed the finish with a season-best time of 26:11.9.

Noah Nelsen finished 60th to end third for Simpson with a 26:19.0. Spencer Moon came in five spots behind his teammate with a time of 26:21.4 in 65th while Ryan Courtney rounded out the top five for Simpson at the meet.

Comments from Coach Moenck
"I'm very pleased with how our men ran today. After a subpar performance last time out, our men responded today with some outstanding performances. It was great to see Jonathan Facio run as well as he did. Shane Breheny and Noah Nelsen both had breakthroughs today as well."

Up Next
The Storm compete in the American Rivers Conference Championship in Dubuque, Iowa on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Results
43. Jonathan Facio, 26:04.1
53. Shane Breheny, 26:11.9
60. Noah Nelsen, 26:19.0
65. Spencer Moon, 26:21.4
91. Ryan Courtney, 26:44.7
109. Eric Baldus, 27:00.3
125. Cale Billheimer, 27:11.1
135. Seth Nostrala, 27:19.6
147. Josh Paulson, 27:27.0
151. Ryan Finer, 27:27.5
188. Tyler Combs, 27:50.7
192. Luke Evans, 27:56.3
215. Nathan Magalhaes, 28:11.7
261. Ean Warrick, 28:52.0
262. Levi Lefebure, 28:53.2
287. Dalton Bowers, 29:11.1
329. Jordan Baldwin, 29:55.4
383. Cole Jacobsen, 32:35.9