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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Roland Prenzler recorded the best-ever finish by an individual at the Ohio Valley Conference Cross Country Championships Saturday, placing third overall in a 10-team field.

On a rainy course at Percy Werner Park, Prenzler ran the 8K course in 25 minutes, 8.2 seconds. That places him among the top 20 8K times in school history and is a personal best for Prenzler.

The best previous finish by a Cougar in the OVC Championships was fifth by Keith Meyer at the 2015 and 2016 postseason events.

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Prenzler was bested only by Eastern Illinois' Dustin Hatfield and Jaime Marcos in the 90-runner field. Hatfield won the race in 24:31.5.

As a team, SIUE took eighth overall.

Other finishers for SIUE included Spencer Hielkema (26:52.1), Blake Panagos (27:19.3), Zach Walters (27:33.8), Jackson Edwards (28:02.7), Joseph Stone (28:22.8), Cameron Woodard (28:30.0) and Tyler Guthrie (28:33.4).

SIUE is now idle until Nov. 12 when it travels to Iowa City, Iowa, for the NCAA Midwest Regional.

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