Men's Cross Country Finishes Strong at Wooster Invite

Sophomore Isaac Wilson
Sophomore Isaac Wilson

BEREA, Ohio – The Baldwin Wallace University men's and cross country team had an impressive showing at the College of Wooster Invitational with two runners placing in the top six in the 4-mile event.

Following the women's 4k event, runners for the men's 5k toed the starting line next. Freshman Nash Augustus (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) was the lone Yellow Jacket representative in the event and ran 19:42.8 to finish in ninth place.

In the men's 4-mile race, sophomore Isaac Wilson (Tylersburg, Pa./North Clarion) and freshman Josh Hickmott (Clay, N.Y./Liverpool) paced the Yellow Jackets in the final race of the evening. Wilson ran an impressive 21:42.9 to finish in third place while Hickmott was not far behind with a time of 21:57.3, good enough to finish in sixth place.

Senior Brady Jeffers (South Amherst/Firelands) place 10th with a time of 22:23.2 while junior Spencer Mahon (North Royalton) and freshmen Jose Reynoso (Painesville/Harvey) and Andrew Krupp (Ottawa Hills) all finished within two seconds of each other to finish 13th, 14th and 15th, respectively.

Head Coach Joe Eby remarked that the men's team as a whole took some good steps forward, running in the group set they've been using in training runs and improved upon the 3k time trials they ran a few weeks ago.

BW's next meet will be the Ohio Wesleyan Invitational at Liberty Park in Delaware on September 9 at 10:30 a.m.

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