WILMINGTON, Ohio — Kameron Carpenter finished 17th and Mohamed Farah ran to a 31st place finish leading the University of Rio Grande men’s cross country team at Friday’s Jenna Strong Fall Classic hosted by Wilmington College.
Williams, a junior from Newark, Ohio, posted a time of 26:29 on the 8k course, while Farah – a freshman from Galloway, Ohio – crossed the finish line in 26:58 for the RedStorm’s top showings in the field of 329 runners.
Four other runners represented Rio Grande in the event including sophomore River Spicer (West Milton, OH), who was 92nd in a time of 28:15; freshman Isaac Stephens (Arcanum, OH), who finished 183rd with a time of 29:54; freshman Alan Holdheide (Fort Loramie, OH), who placed 192nd with a time of 30:05; and freshman Dean Frietag (Magnolia, OH), who was 238th in a time of 31:25.
As a team, Rio Grande finished 16th among the 30 participants with 406 points.
Shawnee State University took the team title with 93 points, while Findlay (135), Berea (151), the UC Running Club (182) and Wooster (207) rounded out the top five.
Logan McKenzie of Berea had the top individual time with a finish of 25:10.
Rio Grande returns to action next Friday in its own RedStorm Classic. The women’s race begins at 4:30 p.m. The men follow at 5:15 p.m.
Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director at the University of Rio Grande.