Cross Country

Hutton, O'Connor Win Golden Grizzlies Invitational

Freshman George O'Connor wins his first-ever collegiate race.

Freshman George O'Connor wins his first-ever collegiate race.

Aug. 31, 2012

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Men's Results | Women's Results | Hutton Interview | O'Connor Interview

ROCHESTER, Mich. - Brittni Hutton clocked a time of 14:33.7 to capture the women's 4K race, while George O'Connor won the men's 6K with a time of 19:15.3 to lead the Oakland men's and women's cross country teams at the Golden Grizzlies Invitational on Friday.

Jami Rodes tallied a runner-up finish for the women with a time of 14:47.8, while Nathan Ziolko finished right behind O'Connor for the men with a time of 19:22.1.

The men also had top-15 finishes from Michael Cox (4th, 19:35.2), Philip Palomino (7th, 20:07.0) and Pat Cassady (11th, 20:25.5). For the women, OU earned top-15 finishes from Miranda Haas (9th, 15:27.1), Hannah Scherer (9th, 15:35.6) and Autumn Cleverley (15th, 16:00.9).

OU will compete in the IPFW Invitational next Saturday, Sept. 8th in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Oakland Men Finishers - 6K
1. George O'connor - 19:15.3
2. Nathan Ziolko - 19:22.1
4. Michael Cox - 19:35.2
7. Philip Palomino - 20:07.0
11. Pat Cassady - 20:25.5
21. Anthony Sterzick - 20:47.2
28. Alex Katona - 21:04.6
36. Dylan Oppenheiser - 21:35.7

Oakland Women's Finishers - 4K
1. Brittni Hutton - 14:33.7
2. Jami Rodes - 14:47.8
7. Miranda Haas - 15:27.1
9. Hannah Scherer - 15:35.6
15. Autumn Cleverley - 16:00.9
19. Cassandra Peterson - 16:16.7
20. Leigh Bravender - 16:18.1
21. Morgan Bridgewater - 16:24.3
23. Sarah Oren - 16:29.7
27. Emma Claucherty - 17:15.2
34. Jenae Curley - 17:49.4
35. Megan Czarnowski - 17:51.5
36. Jennifer Farrar - 17:52.8
42. Christine Lindsay - 18:18.4
47. Devon Mahieu - 19:44.0
48. Rachel Mendoza - 19:55.5

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