Dale led the Dolphins for the third straight meet by running a 28:41.6 (95th). Merrill ran a time of 29:32.4 (112), while Wagner had a 30:14.3 (125) in his first collegiate meet.
“We had three freshmen running the first 8k of their career," JU head coach Ron Grigg said. "They learned a lot. It was a good start.”
Like the women’s squad, the JU men will compete Oct. 12 at the UCF Knight Attack Invitational in Orlando, Fla.