WC finishes fourth at Cedarville
Corcoran, Carroll go 9-10
September 17, 2011
Brad Kline and the Quakers finished fourth at the Cedarville University Friendship Invitational.
CEDARVILLE — Top-10 finishes by Myles Corcoran and Pat Carroll helped Wilmington College to a fourth-place team finish at the Cedarville University Friendship Invitational Saturday morning.
The Quakers finished with 93 points. Cedarville won the six-team event with 38 points.
“The results are a little misleading. There were 10 teams here, but only six showed in the results because some teams didn’t have enough runners,” Wilmington head coach Ron Combs said. “That was a little disappointing, but I am not disappointed with the way we competed. We finished 57 points ahead of Otterbein, who beat us last year at the OAC meet. Our guys had a great race today.”
Corcoran (Wilmington/Clinton-Massie) covered the 8K course in 26:31.45 to finish ninth while Carroll (Cincinnati/Purcell Marian) finished 10th in 26:45.14.
“We have a nice 1-2 punch,” Combs said. “That is important in any race, but very important when you look at some of the big meets we have coming up.”
Brad Kline (Circleville) finished 20th overall in 27:21.94.
Rob King (Washington Court House/Miami Trace) was 28th, finishing in 27:42.03.
Alek Erwin (South Vienna/Northeastern) finished 35th in 27:58.07.
Sam Nieves (Lakewood) finished 51st in 28:43.02 in what Combs called the run of the day.
“Sam had a two-minute PR today. That was just an amazing run for him,” Combs said.
Combs said the numbers at the finish line today validated the Quakers’ training the past two weeks.
“Both our men and women dropped a lot of time from two weeks ago. They looked so much more relaxed. It’s exciting because I know we’re doing things right with our training, and I know in two months that we’re going to be a tough team on both sides of the coin,” Combs said.