Capital Men’s Cross Country Competes in Jenna Strong Fall Classic

Pictured: Derek Knabe (photo credit: Capital University Athletics)
Pictured: Derek Knabe (photo credit: Capital University Athletics)

By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant

WILMINGTON, Ohio – In the final meet before the conference championships, seven members of Capital University Men's Cross Country ran in the Jenna Strong Fall Classic hosted by Wilmington College on Friday.

The first Capital runner to stop the clock was senior Derek Knabe (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) with a time of 28:26.2 in 102nd place.

Fellow senior Calvin Lortie (Mount Vernon, Ohio/Mount Vernon) finished two spots behind Knabe with a time of 28:32.4

The third Crusader to complete the 8K course was senior Aaron Fox (Commercial Point, Ohio/Teays Valley) with a time of 29:06.7.

Sophomore Nathan Hutchins (Toledo, Ohio/Maumee) tackled the course in 31:26.9, the fourth-fastest Capital time.

Sophomore Quinton Napier (Columbus, Ohio/Hamilton Township) finished fifth for the Purple and White, stopping the clock at 31:49.7.

Andrew Rus (Mayfield, Ohio/Mayfield), another sophomore, finished sixth for Capital and recorded a time of 32:14.4

Rounding out the Capital team was freshman James Kisner (Milford, Ohio/Amelia) with a performance of 36:12.0.

Capital finished in 23rd out of 30 teams with 635 points (87-89-118-170-171).

The Capital runners will hit the course again on Oct. 28 in the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships hosted by Heidelberg University.