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2013 NCAC Cross Country Championships

2013 NCAC Cross Country Championships

2013 All-NCAC Cross Country Teams

Oberlin earned its fifth-straight and sixth overall North Coast Athletic Conference women's cross country title, while Wabash captured the men's championship for the second time in school history at the 2013 NCAC Cross Country Championships. Both races were held at the Robertson Athletic Complex on the campus of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, on Saturday November 2nd. CLICK HERE for complete results.

In the women's race, the Yeowomen saw four of their five scoring runners finish in the top 10 to edge out Ohio Wesleyan for the team title by a 45-57 margin. Kenyon was third in the final standings with 86 points, followed by Denison in fourth (103), Allegheny in fifth (107), DePauw in sixth (121), Wooster in seventh (173), Wittenberg in eighth (238) and Hiram in ninth (295).

Denison senior Olivia Galano (Laurel Hollow, NY/Cold Spring Harbor) {right} captured the individual title and was named the NCAC Runner of the Year after covering the wet and muddy six-kilometer course in 23:07.0. Kenyon senior Jenna Willett (Kensington, MD/Walter Johnson) was second in the race with a time of 23:11.7 and Ohio Wesleyan senior Cara DeAngelis (Norton, OH/Ellet) was third (23:16.6), while the Oberlin junior duo of Sarah Jane Kerwin (Chapel Hill, NC/Carrboro) and Emma Lehmann (San Francisco, CA/Urban) rounded out the top five in fourth (23:17.4) and fifth (23:19.3), respectively. Rounding out the list of 2013 All-NCAC first-team performers was Ohio Wesleyan freshman Sarah Fowler (Mt. Vernon, OH/Fredericktown) in sixth (23:23.9) and Oberlin junior Lindsay Neal (North Muskegon, MI/North Muskegon) in seventh (23:26.4).

In addition, OWU's Sarah Fowler {bottom left} earned NCAC Newcomer of the Year honors as the top freshman finisher in the championship field, while Oberlin head coach Ray Appenheimer {bottom right} was voted as the women's Coach of the Year for the fifth year in a row and the sixth time in his career.

On the men's side, all five of the Little Giants' scoring runners finished in the top 10 to finish in first with 30 points, defeating defending NCAC champion Allegheny (46) by 16 points. Wooster cracked the top three for the first time since 2001 in third-place with 95 points and was followed by Oberlin in fourth (122), DePauw in fifth (148), Kenyon in sixth (167), Ohio Wesleyan in seventh (177), Denison in eighth (184), Wittenberg in ninth (201) and Hiram in 10th (330).

Allegheny senior Bobby Over (Wadsworth, OH/Wadsworth) {right} won the race and was crowned the NCAC Runner of the Year for the second year in a row after he traversed the eight-kilometer course in 26:35.0. Joining Over in the top seven as first team All-NCAC performers were sophomore Logan Steiner (Meadville, PA/North Allegheny) in third (27:04.3) and junior James Rynes (Norton, OH/Norton) in fifth (27:12.3). Wabash edged out the Gators for the team title after three junior runners also earned first-team laurels, including Dalton Boyer (Plainfield, IN/Plainfield) in second (26:54.3), Billy McManus (Fort Wayne, IN/Bishop Luers) in fourth (27:11.1) and Nick Boyce (Indianapolis, IN/Chatard) in seventh (27:20.2). In addition, Oberlin sophomore Geno Arthur (Camarillo, CA/Rio Mesa) rounded out the list of first-team performers in sixth-place with a time of 27:15.4.

Wabash freshman Mason McKinney (Lafayette, IN/McCutcheon) {bottom left} was the top freshman finisher in the race in 14th (27:45.5) to earn Newcomer of the Year honors. Little Giant head coach Roger Busch {bottom right} was voted men's coach of the year for the second time in his career after also earning the distinction in 2011.