In sticky conditions, the Minnesota Morris men's cross country team began their 2018 season Friday at the Cobber 5K in Moorhead. The Cougars came through with a second place team finish with 60 points. Concordia-Moorhead took the team crown with 36 points.

Pacing the Cougars was senior Tyler Sassenberg who had the best Cougar effort with a seventh place time of 17:08.7. Ryan Anderson and Benjamin Barnack were two seconds apart as they came in 10th (17:32.5) and 11th (17:34.1), respectively. Raymond Abraham (17:47.5, 15th) and Gabriel Davila (17:53.2) closed out the Cougar scoring.

Minnesota Morris next competes Sept. 22 at the St. Olaf Invitational in Northfield.