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D&E, Wesleyan cross country teams compete

September 17, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

The Davis & Elkins cross country teams finished second at The Fighting Scott Invitational Saturday on the campus of Ohio Valley.

Ohio Valley won both the men's and women's races. D&E trailed by 16 points in the men's race and five in the women's competition.

Ellen Cantaral led the Lady Senators and captured first place individual honors. Cantaral finished the race in 22:14. Freshman Amber Abbott ran a solid race and finished third with a time of 23:06. Sydney Mucha (7th, 23:45), Becky Verbonitz (9th, 24:31) and Meri Titus (10th, 25:13) also finished in the top 10 for D&E.

Kora White (11th, 25:36), Meghan Forbes (16th, 27:32), Barbara "Bob" Fellenstein (18th, 29:03) and Mila Silva (24th, 35:47) rounded out the field for the Lady Senators.

The Senators were led by Tommy Boone's second-place time of 17:57.

Zach Hanshaw and Owen Harnett also had strong races, finished fifth and sixth, respectively.

Hanshaw completed the course in 18:50, while Harnett finished close behind at 18:53.

Dustin Mathers (10th, 19:05), Derek Sparks (14th, 20:30), Josh Handrahan (18th, 22:03), Andrew Carroll (19th, 22:33), Rob Orr (20th, 22:41) and Anthony Daniels (24th, 23:22) rounded out the field for the Senators.

D&E?will compete in the Saint Vincent College Invitational on Saturday.

WESLEYAN?PLACES FOURTH: West Virginia Wesleyan's cross country teams traveled to North Carolina Friday to compete in the Adidas Cross Country Challenge.

The Bobcat harriers placed fourth on each side in the 11-school field.

Skyler McCoy led the men's effort, placing 24th in a 100-runner field. McCoy's time of 15:57 was followed closely by teammate Nathan Whitacre.North Carolina State captured the team title in each race.

Freshman Rachael Hulett led the Bobcat women, placing 32nd and covering the course in 19:17. She was followed by teammate Erica Walker, who crossed in 19:20.

Wesleyan returns to action in two weeks, traveling to Louisville for the 110-team Greater Louisville Classic.

 
 

 

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