Cross Country Bobcats run 22nd at Louisville Classic


LOUISVILLE (Ky.) – The West Virginia Wesleyan men’s cross country team finished just outside of the top 20 in the Louisville Classic last Saturday.

In a 34-team field, the Bobcats finished 22 with 527 points.

The Indiana University Run Club took first place with a score of 25 points while Georgia College took runner-up honors with 93 points and Hanover was third with 175 points.

Robert Murphy, running unattached, won the race with a time of 25:21.6 while Jared Reckard of the Run Club was second with a time of 25:42 and Matthew Flaherty was of the Run Club was third with a clocking of 25:46.2.

Ryan Hebb was the top Bobcat runner finishing 47th with a time of 27:28.5.

Ben Peters had the other top 100 finish for Wesleyan as he placed 77th with a time of 27:58.1.

The rest of the Bobcat line-up included Ian Frailey running 116th (28.48.3), Brettley Harris running 166th (29:49.9), Austin Jarrell running 183rd (30:20.6) and Adam Romano running 185th (30:22.3).

Wesleyan will run again Tuesday, Oct. 16 in the V.A. Challenge at Salem.

TEAM SCORING (Top 20)

1. Indiana University Run Club 25; 2. Georgia College 93; 3. Hanover 175; 4. William Carey 190; 5. Kentucky Wesleyan 254; 6. Manchester 293; 7. St. Francis (Ind.) 296; 8. Grace 297; 9. Cincinnati Christian 339; 10. Emmanuel (Ga.) 351; 11. Indiana Wesleyan 370; 12. Thomas More 380; 13. Franklin 382; 14. Indiana East 384; 15. Lawrence Tech 413; 16. SCAD Atlanta 428; 17. Indiana Kokomo 433; 18. Vincennes 447; 19. Asbury University 478; 20. Spalding 480

INDIVIDUAL TOP 10

Robert Murphy (Unattached) – 25:21.6

Jared Reckard (Indiana University Run Club) – 25:42.8

Matthew Flaherty (Indiana University Run Club – 25:46.2

Dax Willette (SCAD Atlanta) – 25:51.2

Collin Silliam (Georgia College) – 25:53.2

Collin Huber (Indiana University Run Club) – 26:01.0

Jacob Hedrick (Hanover) – 26:03.5

Jonas Simon (Unattached) – 26:09.0

Michael Basuini (Unattached) – 26:09.6

Brennan Silliman (Georgia College) – 26:11.5

WESLEYAN RUNNERS

Ryan Hebb (47th) – 27:28.5

Ben Peters (77th) – 27:58.1

Ian Frailey (116th) – 28:48.3

Brettley Harris (166th) – 29:49.9

Austin Jarrell (183rd) – 30:20.6

Adam Romano (185th) – 30:22.3


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