Cross country places in the top three to open season

Woosterís menís and womenís cross country teams started the year off with a bang at the Ric Sayre Invitational in North Canton, Ohio this past Saturday. The women took second place overall with the menís team taking third.† This was the first scored meet of the season for both teams and this early success shows great promise for the rest of the year.

Sarah Appleton í12 led the ladies with a time of 19:30, earning a sixth place out of a field of 86 female participants.† Finishing only 14 seconds behind Appleton was Colleen OíNeil í13 who took ninth place and crossed the finish line with a time of 19:44.† Not far behind followed fellow Scot Lucy Moser í13 at the 20:08 mark giving her the 13th place finish overall.

All five of Woosterís women that scored placed in the top 20 as Jessica Yarmosky í11 (20:21) and Meredith Shaul í12 (20:28) took 18th and 19th places respectively.† John Carroll University, with three of the top five runners, was the only school that managed to outscore Wooster in the meet, earning the first place finish.

The Workman twins, Terry í10 and Rick í10, lead the menís team taking fifth and ninth place respectively.† Terry finished the race a mere five seconds behind the second place runner with a time of 26:21.† Rick crossed the finish line at the 27:05 mark.† Finishing the scoring for the men were runners Micah Caunter í12 (27:56), Kevin DeGrout í13 (28:23) and Ethan Rudawsky í12 (28:27).† Topping the Wooster men was Mount Union College who took first place honors and the school which hosted the meet, Walsh University, who finished second.

The men and women look to improve on this great start to the competitive season as they travel to Westerville, Ohio to compete in the Otterbein Invitational on Sept. 26.