AUBURN, Neb. – The Raven Men's Cross Country team placed four runners in the top 15 on Saturday and as a result, they were able to earn a third-place finish in a very close Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship race.
Benedictine took third place with 61 points with Baker winning the championship with 53 points and Central Methodist take taking with 57 points.
Chris Buhler paced the Raven men with a fifth place finish in a time of 26:10.03.
Only the first-place team finisher earns the Heart's automatic bid to the 2014 Men's Cross Country National Championships at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence on Nov. 22.
The Ravens now wait for word from the NAIA if any of their finishes were good enough to earn an at-large berth into the NAIA Championship as only the top four individual finishers not on the automatic qualifying team earn bids.