Men’s Cross Country Wraps Up Season at Great Lakes Regional Meet

Photo credit: Tony Coles
Photo credit: Tony Coles

HOLLAND, Mich.–Capital University Men`s Cross Country traveled to Michigan this weekend to compete in the 2016 Great Lakes Regional Cross Country Championships, hosted by Hope College, Saturday afternoon.  The Capital harriers beat out six teams, including Kenyon College, Wilmington College, and Earlham College to land them a 30th-place finish.

Junior Derek Knabe (Cincinnati, Ohio) led the Capital group across the finish line once again in a season personal record time. He finished in 26:38.0, earning an 89th-place finish out of a field 249 competitors.

Senior Andrew Stroh (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) ended his cross country career with a season personal best, clocking in at 27:32.1. He finished second among Cap performers and 142nd overall.

Freshman Tim Trentel (Lakewood, Ohio) posted up a season-best time also, by making his way to the top three spots for the Capital team. He crossed the line in 27:42.4. Junior Aaron Fox (Commercial Point, Ohio) not too far behind and was the next Capital harrier to finish, coming in at 28:09.4.  The duo finished 153rd and 176th, respectively.

Dan Cheung from Allegheny College came away with the individual title this year with a time of 24:44.4.  

The regional championship's first place team this year was Calvin College (63) taking five of the top 20 spots. Taking second place again this year was Allegheny College (116), and the third-place finisher was Ohio Northern University (121).