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Oberlin Captures 2019 NCAC Women's Cross Country Title

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CARMEL, IN - Oberlin captured the 2019 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Women’s Cross Country Championship on Saturday, Nov. 2. The Yeowomen finished with a total of 36 points to claim their second-consecutive NCAC title.

The Kenyon Ladies finished second in the team standings with 58 points, while Allegheny (64), DePauw (94) and Wooster (140) rounded out the top five. Ohio Wesleyan (155) took sixth place, followed by Denison (192) in seventh and Wittenberg (196) in eighth.

Kenyon sophomore Emma Becker (Rocky River, OH/Magnificat) claimed the NCAC Women's Runner of the Year honor after she posted a winning 6K time of 21:59.5 on the championship course. Allegheny junior Mica Hanish (Baden, PA/Ambridge) earned her third All-NCAC honor with a second-place finish (22:04.1) after claiming first-team honors in 2018 and second-team laurels in 2017. The following two Oberlin seniors claimed their fourth-consecutive all-conference finishes, as Oona Jung-Beeman (Wilmette, IL/New Trier) finished third (22:06.6) and Marija Crook (Carrboro, NC/Chapel Hill) took fourth (22:15.0). DePauw sophomore Jenny Noll (La Porte, IN/La Porte), the 2018 Newcomer of the Year, finished in fifth with a time of 22:48.8 for her second All-NCAC first-team finish. Oberlin sophomore Nina Liloia (Haddonfield, NJ/Haddonfield Memorial) cracked the top-seven for the first time in her career with a sixth-place finish (22:50.6), while Kenyon junior Eleanor Tetreault (Portland, OR/Franklin) rounded out the All-NCAC first team in seventh with a time of 22:51.6 for her second first-team finish.

Oberlin freshman Lilly Crook (Carrboro, NC/Chapel Hill) was tabbed as the 2019 NCAC Women's Newcomer of the Year after posting the top individual finish by a student-athlete in their first year of collegiate competition. The rookie finished in eighth place (22:56.4) becoming the seventh Oberlin women's runner to earn the Newcomer of the Year award, and the first since her sister Marija collected the honor in 2016.

Oberlin’s Ray Appenheimer was voted the 2019 Women’s Coach of the Year after the Yeowomen took home their tenth title in program history. This was Appenheimer’s tenth Coach of the Year award (2019, 2018, 2009-14, 2005-06).

 

Runner of the Year Newcomer of the Year Coach of the Year
Emma Becker, Kenyon Lilly Crook, Oberlin Ray Appenheimer, Oberlin

 

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DePauw Tigers Earn Third NCAC Men's Cross Country Championship

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CARMEL, IN – DePauw captured its third consecutive North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Championship on Saturday (Nov. 2) in Carmel, Indiana.

DePauw’s 53-point performance propelled the team to its third title since joining the conference in 2011. Wabash finished runner-up with 85 points, while Allegheny claimed third, posting 89 points. Denison crossed in fourth (93) and Oberlin rounded out the top-five with 127 points. Kenyon (142), Ohio Wesleyan (146), Wittenberg (186) and Wooster (234) completed the nine-team field.

Wabash senior Sam Henthorn (Carmel, IN/Westfield) became the second Little Giant runner to earn the NCAC Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Year award after he broke the tape on the 8K championship course in 25:42.7. It’s Henthorn’s third all-conference nod after earning second-team honors in 2018 and honorable mention laurels in 2016. DePauw senior Cole Martin (Noblesville, IN/Noblesville) was runner-up, marking his third All-NCAC team and second first-team selection. Kenyon senior Vincent Lewis (Chicago, IL/St. Ignatius College Prep) was third overall, earning his first all-conference selection while Denison junior Adam Cromwell (Fort London, PA/Mercersburg Academy) (fourth) also nabbed his first first-team selection and second nod overall. After being a member of the second team in 2017 & 2018, Ohio Wesleyan senior Ahmed Hamed (Hilliard, OH/Bradley) finished fifth, earning first-team honors. Allegheny freshman Owen Isham (State College, PA/State College Area) and sophomore Tim Weighart (Brookline, MA/Brookline) finished sixth and seventh, respectively, rounding out All-NCAC first-team honors. It was Weighart’s second all-conference selection after placing on the second team last season.

In addition, Allegheny’s Isham was tabbed as the NCAC’s Newcomer of the Year after his sixth-place finish. The Newcomer of the Year award goes to the highest placing first-time runner at the championships.

Lastly, DePauw head coach Kori Stoffregen was named the 2019 NCAC men’s cross country Coach of Year for the third consecutive year.

  

Runner of the Year Newcomer of the Year Coach of the Year
Sam Henthorn, Wabash Owen Isham, Allegheny Kori Stoffregen, DePauw

 

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CLEVELAND, OH – Defending North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) women’s cross country champion Oberlin and two-time defending men’s cross country champion DePauw have been tabbed as the favorites to win their respective 2019 conference titles based on pre-championship balloting by league coaches.

The 2019 NCAC Cross Country Championships will be held this Saturday, Nov. 2, at Northview Church in Carmel, Indiana. The men’s 8k race will begin at 11:00 a.m., followed by the women’s 6k race at 12:00 p.m. Wabash is serving as the host for the championships. 

The Yeowomen, who have secured nine NCAC titles since 1984, earned all eight first-place votes totaling 64 points. Allegheny secured the second position compiling 56 points and is aiming for its league-leading 15th cross country title. Kenyon checked in at third with 48 points, while DePauw was slotted fourth (39) and Wooster fifth (31). The final three spots in the poll were occupied by Denison (24), Ohio Wesleyan (17) and Wittenberg (9).

The DePauw men look for their third championship since joining the conference for the 2011 season. The Tigers received all nine first-place votes totaling the maximum 81 points. Denison was voted second, receiving 69 points, and is looking for its fifth NCAC title in program history. Allegheny was tabbed third with 60 points, while Ohio Wesleyan (55) and Wabash (50) rounded out the top half of the field. Kenyon (33), Oberlin (29), Wooster (15) and Wittenberg (13) finished out the nine-team field.

Six of the top-10 women’s finishers from 2018 return for this season’s championships. Allegheny senior Mica Hanish (Baden, PA/Ambridge) is the top-returning finisher, netting fourth a season ago. Gator sophomore teammate Sarah Lucas (Charleroi, PA/Ringgold) also joins Hanish after a 10th-place finish last season. Oberlin returns three runners from the top-10 in seniors Oona Jung-Beeman (Wilmette, IL/New Trier), who finished fifth, Marija Crook (Carrboro, NC/Chapel Hill), who finished sixth, and Shannon Wargo (LaGrange, OH/Keystone), who finished eighth. DePauw sophomore and 2018 NCAC Newcomer of the Year, Jenny Noll (LaPorte, IN/LaPorte) returns after a seventh-place finish last year.

On the men’s side, DePauw senior Cole Martin (Noblesville, IN/Noblesville), who finished fifth in 2018, is the only top-five finisher from a season ago to return in 2019. He is joined by Kenyon senior Tommy Johnson (Pittsboro, NC/Woods Charter), who took home a ninth-place finish last season. DePauw’s Zane Williams (Carmel, IN/Carmel), the 2018 NCAC Newcomer of the Year, also returns after an 11th-place finish a year ago.

 

2019 NCAC Cross Country Pre-Championship Coaches' Polls
(first-place votes in parentheses, followed by total point)

WOMEN

MEN

1.

Oberlin (8)

 64

1.

DePauw (9)

 81

2.

Allegheny 

 56

2.

Denison

 69

3.

Kenyon

 48

3.

Allegheny

 60

4.

DePauw

 39

4.

Ohio Wesleyan

 55

5.

Wooster

 31

5.

Wabash

 50

6.

Denison

 24

6.

Kenyon

 33

7.

Ohio Wesleyan

 17

7.

Oberlin

 29

8.

Wittenberg

 9

8.

Wooster

 15

 

 

 

9. 

Wittenberg

 13