Crusaders get 3rd at Home Invitational; Kilmer takes 6th with Best UD Time

Crusaders race last 5k of fall and conclude regular season at home invitational.
Crusaders race last 5k of fall and conclude regular season at home invitational.

IRVING, Texas – The University of Dallas men's cross country team finished third in the University of Dallas Invitational on a hot Saturday morning. As a team, the Crusaders tallied 87 points and finished in the top half out of seven schools. Only McMurry University (41) and Hardin-Simmons University (58) had more points than the host team.

Joseph Kilmer (Rockville, Md.) led the team with a sixth place finish time of 17:10.38. Joseph Boyle (St. Paul, Minn.) ran the second fastest time on the team with a 18:07.85 for 13th. Elijah Depew (Grove City, Pa.) hustled the very last stretch to edge out 17th by .43 seconds with an 18:26.06 mark. Andrew Maal (Pueblo West, Colo.) closed the gap with 19th and an 18:33.9 time.

Maximilian Wilson (Houston, Texas) notably bested a personal record (PR) by four seconds from earlier this fall with a 20:04.32-clip. James Klatt (Highwood, Ill.) also set a PR in his first year with the team by etching a 23:25.93 result.

Marbeq Edgar from Wiley College repeated as the individual top time consecutive UD Invitationals. His time was a 16:30.47, which was slower than his 15:57.9 in 2016 and reflects how challenging the course was on the morning. Joseph Parker from Sul Ross State University and Aj Tillman from Hardin-Simmons completed the top three respectively with times of 16:43.72 and 16:55.09.



Mark Landreneau from the UD men's cross country team won on the individual title on this date in 2006 in the University of Dallas Invitational held in Irving. 


Dallas has finished all its 5k races for the fall and concluded the regular season. After next weekend off, the team travels to Seguin, Texas, for the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) on October 28th.