XC Lady ‘Cats run fourth; men place fifth at MEC Championships

WHEELING, W.Va.– The West Virginia Wesleyan cross country team ran in the Mountain East Conference Championships at Oglebay Resort on Saturday (Oct. 23). The women finished fourth overall while the men took home fifth. Tori CarrLeigha Hall, and Evan Pyles received All-MEC honors for their performances.
Tori Carr was the top Wesleyan performer, taking home seventh place out of 61 competitors. Carr’s finishing time of 25:06.64 gave her All-MEC first team accolades. This is the third time in Carr’s career receiving MEC honors.
Competing in her first MEC Championships, freshman Leigha Hall finished in 18th place (26:35.78). Hall’s finish inside the top-20 gave her All-MEC second team honors.
Lauren ChickoskyAlexis Imperial and Alyssa Kelleher rounded out the scoring for the women. Chickosky finished in 23rd (27:10.45), while Imperial (28:11.71) and Kelleher (28:20.79) finished 28th and 29th respectively.
On the men’s side, Evan Pyles’ time of 28:32.93 put him in 20th place. Pyles earned All-MEC second team honors. Jacob Defibaugh ran a strong race and finished inside the top-25. Defibaugh crossed the line in 28:50.01.
Anthony Sanders (29:33.59), Cole Bracken (30:35.76), and Elijah Hannig (31:36.02) completed the scoring for WVWC.
“I am really proud of the effort both teams displayed today,” said WVWC head coach Alan Crise. “We had a game plan, and we executed it today.”

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