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Pyles and Carr notch top-10 finishes for Wesleyan at Bethany Invitational

BETHANY, W.Va. — The West Virginia Wesleyan cross country program competed at the Bethany Invitational on Saturday (Sept. 11) in Bethany, W.Va.

Two Bobcats, Evan Pyles and Tori Carr, earned top-ten finishes in their respective races. In his second collegiate race, Pyles took eighth with a time of 27:23 and ran a 5:30 pace. Carr won seventh place on the women’s side with a time of 24:00 with a 6:26 pace. Both teams took home fourth place on the day. Twelve teams competed on the men’s side and thirteen teams competed on the women’s side. The men finished with 131 points and the women’s team totaled 120 points.

On the men’s side, freshman Elijah Hanning finished 20th overall with a time of 28:11. Jacob Defibaugh finished 25th with a time of 28:26 while Anthony Sanders finished 33rd with a time of 29:00. Rounding out the team scoring for Wesleyan was Cole Bracken (29:29), Christian Cimaglia (29:46), and Destry Nelson (34:49), finishing 45th, 48th, and 71st respectively.

On the women’s side, Leigha Hall (25:19) and Lauren Chickosky (25:23) finished in 18th and 19th place respectively. Alexis Imperial took 36th place and ran a 26:38. Alyssa Kelleher placed 40th with a time of 27:07. Finishing 45th place with a time of 27:22 was Alexa Gorondy. Bree Moll ran a time of 28:32 and finished 55th.

Both cross country teams will be back in action on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Lock Haven Invitational at West Branch XC Course in Lock Haven, Pa.

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