Men's Cross Country Heads to Manchester for HCAC Championships on Saturday

Men's Cross Country Heads to Manchester for HCAC Championships on Saturday



RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College men's cross country team travels to Manchester University for the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Championships on Saturday. The men's 8-kilometer championship race is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

The Coaches: Claire and Rob Hewitt both enter their second seasons at co-head cross country coaches at Earlham. Last season, the Hewitt's led the Quakers to a sixth-place finish in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) conference. Prior to coming to Earlham, Claire worked at the University of Pennsylvania as an assistant women's cross country coach while Rob had been a high school cross country and track & field coach at national powerhouse Germantown Friends High School (Pennsylvania) since 2004.

The Runners: Earlham has run two 8-kilometer races this season including the Inter-Regional Border Battle hosted by Rowan University (New Jersey) on Oct. 14. Freshman Nate Papachristos and senior Gabriel Penk were the top Quaker finishers as both completed the course in under 26:00.0. Freshman Bineyam Tumbo crossed the finish line in 26:51.6 while fellow freshman Noah Scherf and sophomore Oliver Daniel both posted personal best times of under 28:00.0 each.

Building on Last Year: The Quakers look to build on last year's sixth place finish.

Coverage: Live video of the championships will be available – visit the link above.

Social Media: Earlham athletics is represented on Facebook (Earlham Quakers Athletics), Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@Earlham Quakers). The Quakers also have a mobile application (Earlham Athletics Front Row) available for download on the App Store and Google Play.

Up Next: Earlham has a week off before competing in the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional Meet hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University on Nov. 11.

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