Striding Out at Bethel

Photo credit: Jennifer Dunlop
Photo credit: Jennifer Dunlop


SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Cameron Rankin set a personal record today to lead the Sabercats to their second-best time as a group this season at the Bethel Invitational. Rankin's 8K measure of 28:29.4 was good enough for the fourth-fastest time in Maranatha Men's Cross Country history, as he edged his three-year teammate, Josh Kruit, by two-tenths of a second in the all-time charts.

Behind the Indiana native came Jefferson Rupert, who PR'd with a 30:49 time, and Robert Kile finished in 31 minutes flat to round off Maranatha's top three runners. David Williams also hit a low mark for the season, as he clocked in at 31:48. 

Rankin spearheaded a 13th-place showing for Maranatha at a rigorously competitive event. Indiana Wesleyan (Marion, Ind.) finished in first as a team with 36 points and three of the top five runners. Cornerstone University's Colin de Young cut the tape with an 8K of 25:18 to win the race for the men.


  • Event: Bethel Invitational
  • Men's Finish: 13th of 14 / 396 pts
  • First Runner: Cameron Rankin - 54th - 28:29 (8K)
  • Location: South Bend, Ind. / St. Patrick's County Park
  • Next: Saturday, October 13 at Wisconsin Private College Championships



The Sabercats will travel north to compete in the Wisconsin Private College Championships next weekend. The Men's 8K is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. in Green Lake, Wisconsin.