BEREA, Ky. — Senior Nick Wilson finished seventh and junior teammate Joe Taranto posted an 11th place showing to lead the University of Rio Grande men’s cross country team in the Southeastern Classic, which took place Saturday afternoon on the campus of Berea College.
Wilson crossed the line in 25:59, while Taranto finished the 8K course in a time of 26:17.
The duo’s strong showing in the 120-runner field helped the RedStorm to a sixth place showing among the 12 schools in the team competition.
Sophomore Dustin Moritz had Rio’s third-best finish, taking 42nd place with a finish of 27:44.
Also running for the RedStorm were senior Chad McCarty, who was 66th in a time of 28:46; freshman Kyle Sanborn, who placed 67th with a finish of 28:47; and freshman Caleb Greer, who was 116th afer crossing the line in 36:16.
The University of the Cumberlands (67 pts.) held off host Berea College (70) and Eastern Kentucky University (71) for the team title.
EKU freshman Jeppe Harboe had the top individual time of 25:24.
Rio Grande returns to action on Saturday, Nov. 3, when it hosts the Mid-South Conference Championships.