Cross Country 'Cats Take 16th at Greater Louisville Classic

Cross Country 'Cats Take 16th at Greater Louisville Classic

LOUISVILLE – The West Virginia Wesleyan men's cross country team finished 16th in a crowded field of 40 teams today in the Greater Louisville Classic.

With over 350 runners competing, Wesleyan landed two performers in the top 60.

Matt Dearth was the top Bobcat runner finishing 29th with a time of 26:03.71.

Marcus Black ran 59th for Wesleyan as he posted a time of 26:29.36.

A trio of Wesleyan runners rounded out the scoring as they finished the race nearly together as they placed 132nd, 133rd and 134.

They were Ian Frailey (27:23.26), Chad Longanacre (27:23.59) and Colin Wallace in (27:24.25).

Sean Snyder finished 166th with a time of 27:52.65 while Eric Wooten placed 194th with a time of 28:20.49.

Grand Valley State won the event with 56 points while Edinboro was second with 138.

Wesleyan finished well behind Mountain East Conference rival Concord as they were 11th with 421 points.

As a team, Wesleyan finished with 487 points.

Wheeling Jesuit, the lone other MEC team competing, was 30th with 794 points.

"We are sort of licking our wounds from the MEC leader Concord," remarked head coach Jesse Skiles after the event. "We went up against some really good teams today and we battled, but we aren't where we need to be."

Wesleyan will run in a small meet at Salem International on Tuesday, Oct. 11 before competing in the MEC Championships in Bridgeport on Saturday. Oct. 22.