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Union's Rop Wins Southeastern Cross Country Classic; Teams Finish 2nd (M), 3rd (W)

JACKSON, Tenn. - 10/20/2007 - The Union University Cross Country teams posted strong finishes at the always tough Southeastern Cross Country Classic. Union's men placed second behind the individual champion, Union's own Henry Rop. The women posted a third place finish. This year's classic was held in Nashville, Tenn. and rotates on a yearly basis to Kentucky and Georgia as well.

On the men's side, Union's Henry Rop finished first in the event with an 8K time of 24:59.22. Douglas Martin finished 12th, Nelphat Boit finished 14th, Seth Covington placed 15th, Phillip Thompson finished 31st, and Steve Bredfeldt placed 141st. Union posted a runner-up finish in the event, behind first place Malone College. Malone College is the current No. 1 Ranked team in the NAIA men's cross country rankings.

The Union women took third place in the event behind strong showings from the individuals. Sylvia Bundotich led Union runners with an 8th place finish. Lydia Bond finished 23rd, Candace Cross finished 27th, Kayla Hauss finished 40th, Charley Moss finished 67th, Erica Schnatterly finished 91st, and Ellen Bone finished 158th. Union was third place to only Cedarville and Malone, the NAIA's No. 5 and No. 8 ranked teams in women's cross country.

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