Men’s XC places sixth at Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble

Earlham men's XC running in a pack

OBERLIN, Ohio – Three Earlham College men's cross country runners finished among the top 50 in a field of 308 runners to propel the Quakers to a sixth-place finish out of 27 teams, at the Oberlin College Inter-Regional Rumble held on Saturday.

Sophomore Noah Scherf paced the Quakers with a 40th place finish, 38th in points, with a time of 26:37.5 on the 8K course.

First year Austin Burt (26.42.1) and sophomore Bineyam Tumbo (26:51.6) were 42nd and 50th overall respectively, and took 39th and 44th in points.

First year Cade Orchard (27:05.1) was 67th overall, 60th in points, while junior Riley Green (28:06.1) was 123rd overall, 102nd in points, to round out the Earlham scoring runners.

Sophomore Israel Ramos clocked a time of 28:24.5 to finish in 120th position in points, while sophomore Nate Papachristos crossed the finish line in 28:39.1 to take 133rd position in points, to finish as pushers for the Quakers.

Case Western Reserve won the meet with 46 points, with a healthy margin over second-place Baldwin Wallace with 120 points. Washington & Jefferson senior Harley Moyer won the race with a time of 24:56.2.

The Quakers have two weeks to prepare for the HCAC Cross Country Championships, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, in Shelbyville, Ind.

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