Shelbyville, Ind. - In the opening meet of the season, 26th-ranked DePauw totaled 89 points and finished fourth at the Franklin Regional Preview. Albion won with 35 points, while Mount Union followed with 84. The Tigers and Denison each had 89, but the Big Red were third based on a tiebreaker.
Paul Christian led the Tigers with a ninth-place showing (27:34.8), while Cole Martin was right behind in 11th (27:37.1). Zach Batt's time of 28:08.7 was good for 18th with Miles von Herrmann in 25th (28:30.5). Rounding out the Tigers' top seven were Spencer Miller in 31st (28:58.2), Callaway Bird in 33rd (29:04) and Zane Williams in 38th (29:17.3). Albion's Kiehl Smith won in 26:29.7.
DePauw returns to action on Saturday, September 8, at the Calvin College Knight Invitational.