Sep 01, 2017
NEW CONCORD- The Wilmington College Men's Cross Country team opened the 2017 season with a bang tonight at the Muskingum Invitational by finishing first out of the three competing teams.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Senior Hunter Stith (Batavia, OH/Batavia) hit the ground running this evening, leading the Fightin' Quakers, and the field, snagging the first-place overall spot with a time of 21:29.42 for the 6k race. This race was Stith's first since suffering season-ending injury early last (2016) season.
- Freshman Gage Clemens (Fairmont, WV/Senior) proved himself a force to be reckoned with for the Fightin' Quakers, finishing second, overall, in his first ever collegiate race. He clocked in at 21:45.73.
- Freshman Ryan Honkamp (Maineville, OH/Little Miami) performed extremely well in his first ever collegiate race, crossing the finish line in fifth-place with a time of 22:22.08.
HEAD COACH RON COMBS QUOTES
- "I'm very pleased with how our team competed in the first meet of the year. We have some work to do, but I like the potential this team is demonstrating."
- The Fightin' Quakers take on Thomas More College at home 6 p.m. Thursday.