EDMOND, Okla. – Junior Nick Williams and senior Seth Whittington placed in the top six and the Rogers State men's cross country team took fifth overall out of six teams at the UCO Land Run to begin the season at Edmond Santa Fe.

Williams, a junior from Sapulpa, Okla., finished with a career-best fourth overall performance and a personal best time in the 4-mile race of 20:54.9 to pace the Hillcat attack. Whittington, a senior from Kansas, Okla., took sixth overall and second for the navy and red with his time of 21:08.1.

In the third spot for the Hillcats was Justin Noble of Wichita, Kan. as he totaled a 20th-place finish, timing 21:50.8 in the 4-mile event.

Brooks Cataudella and Preston Turner placed fourth and fifth for the navy and red for the final two scoring spots for RSU. The two were only four seconds apart as Cataudella, a junior from Owasso, Okla., ran a time of 22:15.8, and Turner, a freshman from Catoosa, Okla., finished in 22:19.3 in his first race in the navy and red.

Senior Cruz Chavez was right behind Cataudella and Turner as he covered the course in 22:21.8. Freshman Ty Graham took the seventh spot in the lineup with a time of 23:15.6 in his first collegiate race. Tristan Owens ran a time of 23:29.5 for 45th overall.

The navy and red continue the 2018 season in two weeks at the Southern Stampede in Joplin, Mo. on Sept. 15. For more information on RSU cross country, go to www.rsuhillcats.com.