Sep 07, 2017
WILMINGTON- The Wilmington College men's cross country team claimed second-place in their home tri-meet tonight against Thomas More College and Notre Dame College. The Fightin' Quakers ran their hearts out and stuck together throughout the 5k course, but it wasn't enough to surpass first-place team Thomas More who finished the meet 10 points ahead of Wilmington.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Two Fightin' Quakers broke into the top-five finishers for the meet.
- Senior Hunter Stith (Batavia, OH/Batavia) crossed the finish line first for the Fightin' Quakers, once again. His time of 17:01.10 earned third-place overall.
- Freshman Gage Clemens (Fairmont, WV/Senior) crossed next for the Fightin' Quakers with a time of 17:16.62 for fifth-place.
HEAD COACH RON COMBS QUOTES
- "I was really happy with our performance tonight. I was looking for consistent racing out of our team and tightening up our pack time for our first five runners. I thought we did a great job of that!"
- "The improvement both teams showed from our meet last week to tonight was great. Thomas More has one of the top teams in their conference and I think we raced them well."
- The Fightin' Quakers will be back in action Saturday, September 30 at the Louisville Cross Country Classic.