WVWC men run second; women third at Muskingum Invitational

MUSKINGUM, Ohio — The West Virginia Wesleyan cross country teams ran in the Muskingum Invitational on Saturday (Oct. 2) at Agnes Moorehead Farm. The women’s team took third place in the 6K race, and the men took second in the 8K race finishing just three points behind Wooster College.
Tori Carr added another top-10 finish to her senior campaign in the women’s race, finishing seventh out of 88 competitors. Carr held an average pace of 6:42 during the race on her way to a finishing time of 25:01. Lauren Chickosky (26:21) and Alexis Imperial (27:06) finished just outside the top-10, crossing in 13th and 15th place, respectively. Leigha Hall and Madison Frame finished back-to-back. Hall finished 24th with a time of 27:42, and Frame in 25th at 27:52.
On the men’s side, three Bobcat runners finished inside the top-10, highlighted by Evan Pyles third-place finish. Pyles navigated the hilly Agnes Moorehead Farm and his finishing time of 28:07 was the first top-3 finish of his young collegiate career. Jacob Defibaugh and Anthony Sanders were the other two Bobcat competitors inside the top-10, Defibaugh (28:59) and Sanders (29:43) took sixth and ninth respectively for the Orange & Black.
After a two-week break from competition, the ‘Cats will be back in action Saturday (Oct.23) at the Mountain East Conference Championships. The race will be held at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, W.Va.

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