OSKALOOSA, Iowa – The Raven Men's Cross Country team followed up their counterparts on Saturday, earning the 2015 Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship hosted this year by Heart newcomer William Penn University.
The five scoring runners for the Ravens finished inside the Top 20 individually as the Ravens earned the title and the automatic berth to the 2015 NAIA Men's Cross Country National Championships on Nov. 21 in Charlotte, N.C.
Chris Buhler anchored the Ravens' effort with the individual championship. He closed out the final 300 meters in solid fasion to finish with a time of 26:32 and edge out the second-place finisher by less than a second.
Luke Friess was close behind Buhler in third place with a time of 26:36 as the top three finishers were seperated by just over four seconds.
The 80th annual NAIA Men's Cross Country National Championships will be contested at McAlpine Creek Park in Charlotte.