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NCAC Weekly Release (10-7-14) - Cross Country

NCAC Weekly Release (10-7-14) - Cross Country

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The Ohio-based NCAC cross country teams traveled to Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, on Saturday for the 34th Annual All-Ohio Intercollegiate Championships. The championship meet consisted of an 8K men’s race and a 6K women’s race; however, the final team scoring was divided up to account for the separate divisions. In the final Div. III standings, Oberlin was the top NCAC finisher in both genders, finishing second in the women’s race behind Mt. Union with 70 points and third overall in the men’s competition with 103 points.

DENISON, HIRAM, KENYON, OBERLIN, OHIO WESLEYAN, WITTENBERG and WOOSTER all competed on Friday at the 34th Annual All-Ohio Intercollegiate Championships. John Carroll captured the Div. III men’s championship with 95 points, while Oberlin was the top NCAC finisher in third with 103 points, followed by Ohio Wesleyan in fifth (119), Wooster in seventh (205), Denison in 10th (267), Wittenberg in 11th (334), Kenyon in 16th (449) and Hiram in 21st (661). On the women’s side, Mount Union edged Oberlin for the Div. III title by a 63-70 margin, while Ohio Wesleyan was third (105), Denison was sixth (135), Wooster was 10th (285), Kenyon was 11th (319), Wittenberg was 16th (471) and Hiram was 20th (642). Oberlin senior Geno Arthur (Camarillo, CA/Rio Mesa) finished first among Div. III runners at the event, becoming the first Yeomen runner in program history to post a sub-25:00 time in an 8k race after he crossed the line in 24:59.11. Three additional league runners finished in the top-10 of the Div. III individual standings, including Ohio Wesleyan sophomore John Sotos (Dublin, OH/Coffman) in third (25:41.29), Ohio Wesleyan junior Zak Geiger (New Concord, OH/John Glenn) in fifth (25:53.74) and Oberlin senior Robert Moreton (San Gabriel, CA/San Marino) in 10th (26:08.32). Denison sophomore Jake Dennie (Indianapolis, IN/Brebeuf Jesuit) finished just outside the top-10 in 11th with a time of 26:08.46 and Kenyon junior Nat Fox (Leetsdale, PA/Quaker Valley Sr.) crossed in 15th (26:16.00), followed by Wooster senior Joe David (Sparta, NJ/Sparta) in 16th (26:19.99), Wittenberg sophomore Jon Osman (Troy, OH/Troy) in 32nd (26:41.20) and Hiram sophomore Anthony Kerrigan (Brooklyn, NY/Millenium) in 239th (31:51.38). History was also made for Oberlin in the women’s race as senior Emmah Lehmann (San Francisco, CA/Urban) not only won the Div. III portion of the race, but also topped 477 runners from Div. I, II, III and the NAIA to earn All-Ohio Championship honors after she broke the tape on the 6K course with a course-record time of 21:41.55. She was joined in the Div. III top-10 by four additional league runners, including senior teammate Kyle Neal (North Muskegon, MI/North Muskegon) in second (22:03.90), Denison senior Abbi Boss (East Aurora, NY/East Aurora) in fourth (22:48.02), Oberlin senior Sarah Jane Kerwin (Carrboro, NC/Chapel Hill) in sixth (22:56.10) and Ohio Wesleyan sophomore Sarah Fowler (Mt. Vernon, OH/Fredericktown) in ninth (22:58.68). Other top finishes from NCAC runners in the Div. III standings included Wooster senior Lauren Buyan (Sheridan, WY/Sheridan) in 31st (23:46.18), Kenyon freshman Susannah Davies (Katonah, NY/Miss Porter’s School) in 42nd (24:06.58), Wittenberg sophomore Erin Hord (Madison, OH/Madison) in 74th (24:53.30) and Hiram freshman Dana Yeater (Kinsman, OH/Badger) in 209th (28:20.97).

ALLEGHENY traveled to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on Saturday to compete at Lehigh’s Paul Short Invitational. The meet consisted of cross country teams from Div. I, II and III. The women’s team finished 13th out of 40 teams  in the women’s Brown Division with 455 points, while the men placed 40th out of 42 teams in the men’s Gold Division with 1,073 points. The men were one of just four Div. III teams to compete in the Div. I-heavy Gold Division. Senior Marissa Brown (Littleton, CO/Heritage) led the women’s team in the 6K race by finishing 38th out of 360 runners with a time of 22:40, while junior Logan Steiner (Meadville, PA/North Allegheny) paced the men’s team on the 8K course by finishing 122nd out of 358 Gold Division runners with a time of 25:27.

WABASH finished ninth overall and second among Div. III men’s cross country teams on Friday afternoon at the Notre Dame Invitational, held at the Notre Dame Golf Course in South Bend, Indiana. Competing against teams from all three division, the Little Giants finished ninth overall in the men’s five-mile Gold Division with 271 total points. Senior Billy McManus (Fort Wayne, IN/Bishop Luers) was the top individual finisher for Wabash after he traversed the five-mile course in 25:08.60 to finish 38th overall.

DEPAUW was idle last weekend.