Scherf paces distance runners at WashU Distance Carnival

Noah Scherf action photo

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Earlham College sophomore Noah Scherf was the Quakers' top finisher in the men's 5000m, pacing a group of Earlham distance runners competing in the Washington University Distance Carnival on Friday evening at historic Francis Field.

Scherf clocked a time of 15:11.47 in the 5000m, eclipsing his own personal best mark by 22 seconds and less than a second off the Earlham record. He placed 35th out of 219 finishers in five heats of the 5000m. Scherf, who is visually impaired, was also less than two seconds of the T-13 U.S. para-athlete national record.

First year Austin Burt was 61st overall with a time of 15:31.21, while sophomore Bineyam Tumbo was 118th after crossing the finish line in 16:10.91. First year Cade Orchard was 129th overall with a time of 16:18.28.

First year Remy Haggerty competed in the women's 5000m run, and finished 116th overall with a time of 20:07.72.

The Earlham track and field teams will head to Westerville, Ohio, on Saturday, March 30, to compete in the Otterbein April Fools Invitational.