Quakers take seventh at Dickinson
Corcoran, Carroll run team-best times
September 24, 2011
— ROB KING —
NEWVILLE, Pa. — Wilmington College ran to a seventh-place overall finish at the Dickinson College Long-Short Invitational Saturday.
The event featured 8,100-meter and 4K races with the results combined to determine overall team finishes.
“I am really pleased. There were some of the top teams in the Mideast Region here today,” Wilmington head coach Ron Combs said. “This field was loaded. It was good to see how we stacked up with those kids. It was really a great experience for our kids; they raced really well.”
Myles Corcoran (Wilmington/Clinton-Massie) finished 16th overall in 27:29 to help Wilmington to a 10th-place finish in the 21-team 8,100-meter race.
Rob King (Washington Court House/Miami Trace) was 41st overall in 28:45.
Misha McCormick (Cincinnati/Sycamore) finished 65th in 29:50.
Wilmington placed sixth overall in the 22-team 4K race. Pat Carroll (Cincinnati/Purcell Marian) led the way with a ninth-place finish, crossing the line in 12:51 to break his own team 4K record.
“I like the way Myles and Pat are both getting to the front and trying to run at the front of the race,” Combs said. “At the end of the year, that is going to pay off big for those guys.”
Alek Erwin (South Vienna/Northeastern) was 31st overall in 13:26.
Brad Kline (Circleville) finished 39th in 13:38.
“They had a ton of rain here, so it wasn’t PR conditions. But still, I am really happy with the way our guys raced,” Combs said. “We had some young guys kind of sticking their noses in there, and that’s what we need. We need depth, kids pushing into our top seven and challenging for those positions.”
Wilmington will travel to Cedarville for the All-Ohio Championship Sept. 30.