Knight Leads the Charge for Men’s Cross Country at the Paul Short Run

Photo by Garret Weintrob '21
Photo by Garret Weintrob '21

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Wesleyan University men's cross country team saw 12 runners hit the course at the Paul Short Run on Friday at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., as senior standout Tate Knight placed 61st overall out of 214 competitors during the 8-kilometer run at the Men's Brown race.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Cardinals finished 18th out of 24 teams with a team score of 455 during the Men's Brown event, with Knight leading the way for Wesleyan with a time of 25:54. The Bloomfield, Conn. native placed in the Cardinals' top-three on five occasions last fall.
  • Sophomore Kevin McMorrow, who grabbed 29th-place honors at the Little Three Championship in 2016, was the second Cardinal to cross the finish line, placing 80th overall with a time of 26:05.
  • Sophomore William Bajohr was the 87th runner to finish the race, as he clocked a time of 26:12. The Freehold, N.J. native was the squad's third-place finisher during his first meet of 2017. Sophomore Grant van Inwegen recorded a time of 26:17, which was good for 95th overall and the four-best mark on the squad.
  • Rounding out the top-five for Wesleyan was junior Josh Signore, who registered a time of 27:03, while sophomore Adam Linsky (27:11) and junior Shota Nakamura (27:14) performed admirably.
  • During the Men's Open event, senior Connor Cobb was Wesleyan's top-performer, finishing 177th out of 336 runners with a time of 27:20. Junior Frank Tucci ran a strong race, earning second-place honors for Wesleyan with a time of 27:38.
  • Freshman Nathan Gamble, who was competing in his second collegiate race, was the third Cardinal to finish the course, clocking a time of 27:52. Freshmen Tommy Doyle (27:59) and Matt Frishkoff (28:03) were Wesleyan's fourth- and fifth-place finishers, respectively.  

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals will be back in action on Saturday, Oct. 14, for the Little Three Championship, starting at 1:15 p.m. from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. The squad will then set its sights toward the NESCAC Championship on Saturday, Oct. 28, in New Gloucester, Maine.