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Cross country goes back-to-back with wins in home meet

Runners Michael Rebello and Jayde Rosslee take on the course. Photo courtesy of Bradley Athletics

On Sept. 15, Bradley cross country continued their success at the Bradley Intercollegiate with team and individual titles.

Starting off with the men’s 8K, freshman Jayde Rosslee delivered consecutive wins after winning in Macomb, IL at the Western Illinois Alumni Invitational on Sept. 1. Rosslee’s time was 24:04:01 last weekend, winning the men’s home meet. Senior Michael Rebello followed close behind with a third place finish of 24:08:7. Senior Jack Crull was the next Brave to finish with a time of 24:20:05, placing him fifth.

Sophomore Caleb Lind came in seventh for the Braves with a time of 24:28:4. Seconds after Lind was sophomore Ian O’Laughlin, coming in at 24:32:9 which earned him eighth. Rounding out the top ten was sophomore Caden Simone in tenth place with a 24:36:5.

For the women’s team in the three-mile, sophomore Nadia Potgieter now has back-to-back first-place finishes, similar to her men’s teammate Rosslee. Her winning time was 16:11:12, making her the first three-mile winner to wear a Braves uniform since 2019 and setting the meet record for the fastest three-mile time.

Sophomore Trixie Wraith came in later at 16:29:6 to earn third place. Fourth belonged to junior Ashley Maguire, who finished with a 16:38:0. Junior Abigail Hancock earned sixth with a 17:12:8, followed by sophomore Alice Narciso in seventh (17:34:2) and Ciara Thromley (17:40:8) in eighth. No Bradley women’s runner finished lower than 20th place.

The men’s team earned a combined 24 points to win the 8K team title. The women’s team had similar success, winning the three-mile team title for the first time since 2019.

Next up, the team prepares to go on the road to Columbia Missouri for the Gans Creek Classic on Sept. 29.

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