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Men's Cross Country Places 22nd at Regionals

Photo by Madi Wellendorf
Photo by Madi Wellendorf


SHELBYVILLE, Indiana - The Wilmington College men's cross country team finished in 22nd place out of 38 teams at the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional Championships hosted by Franklin College on Saturday afternoon.

The Fightin' Quakers finished with 649 points as a team. Calvin College (Michigan) won the regional championship as a team with 56 points.

Cameron Phelps was the top Wilmington finisher, completing the eight-kilometer course in 26:39.9 and a 79th place finish. Evan Whitaker, the Second Team All-Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) honoree, finished in 128th with a time of 27:15.0. Jacob Whitaker (27:24.4) finished less than 10 seconds behind Evan in 140th place. Ryan Honkomp (27:26.2) and Gage Clemens (27:42.8) rounded out the Quakers' top five finishers.

Individually, Ian McVey of Ohio Northern University won the regional crown with a time of 24:52.5.