Rachel Magliane finished ninth and Samantha Thompson came in 12th in the women’s race as the IUP cross country teams competed at Michigan State’s Spartan Invitational on Friday.
Magliane crossed the finish line in a time of 21 minutes, 56 seconds — 37 seconds off the lead — on the 6K course. Thompson posted a time of 22:06.
Ray Ofman, a United High School graduate, was IUP’s top finisher on the men’s side, placing 50th at 25:55 on the 8K course.
The Crimson Hawks serve as the host for the IUP Alumni Meet next Saturday.
• IUP opened up play at the Findlay Fall Classic on Friday by losing to Hillsdale in straight sets, 25-8, 25-22, 25-18.
Elizabeth Sova led IUP with six kills, and Kaitlyn Palmer had four.
IUP plays Malone and Findlay today.