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Men’s Cross Country Places 17th of 58 at NCAA Regional

Photo Courtesy of Geoff Bolte.
Photo Courtesy of Geoff Bolte.

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Wesleyan men's cross country team raced to a 17th place finish at the NCAA Division III New England Regional meet hosted by Bowdoin College on Saturday morning. Amherst won the meet placing all five runners in the top-20, as 10 NESCAC schools placed in the top-20 out of 58 teams.

The top two teams in every region automatically qualify for the NCAA Championship meet, with 16 more at-large bids for a 32-team meet. Once the teams have been chosen, 56 additional individuals will be selected to compete.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Kevin McMorrow (79th) and Grant van Inwegen (80th) led the charge for the Cardinals, crossing the finish line in 26:41.79 and 26:42.07, respectively.
  • Nathan Gamble was next for Wesleyan, finishing 108th with a time of 27:09.79, knocking nearly 40 seconds off his personal best.
  • William Bajohr was the fourth finisher for the Cardinals, completing the 8k course in 27:22.47.
  • Adam Linsky and Matt Frishkoff were not far behind, crossing the finish line just five second apart with times of 27:50.39 and 27:55.13, respectively.
  • Will Ratner rounded out the competitors for Wesleyan with a personal best time of 28:23.13.