Warrensburg, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern men's cross country team placed third tonight in the annual Mule Run at the University of Central Missouri.
The Lions finished behind Abilene Christian and Central Missouri.
Freshman Jake Benton placed tenth overall, but was seventh among collegiate runners. He completed the 6.4k event in a time of 21:53.96. Sophomore Sam Pogue was 22nd followed by freshman Alex Mason in 23rd. Freshman Andrew Webb was 30th, while sophomore Nick Niggemann was 34th and redshirt freshman Michael Weis placed 58th.
Southern will be back in action next weekend when the Lions play host to the annual Southern Stampede on September 18.