CARMEL, IN – DePauw captured its third consecutive North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Championship on Saturday (Nov. 2) in Carmel, Indiana.
DePauw’s 53-point performance propelled the team to its third title since joining the conference in 2011. Wabash finished runner-up with 85 points, while Allegheny claimed third, posting 89 points. Denison crossed in fourth (93) and Oberlin rounded out the top-five with 127 points. Kenyon (142), Ohio Wesleyan (146), Wittenberg (186) and Wooster (234) completed the nine-team field.
Wabash senior Sam Henthorn (Carmel, IN/Westfield) became the second Little Giant runner to earn the NCAC Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Year award after he broke the tape on the 8K championship course in 25:42.7. It’s Henthorn’s third all-conference nod after earning second-team honors in 2018 and honorable mention laurels in 2016. DePauw senior Cole Martin (Noblesville, IN/Noblesville) was runner-up, marking his third All-NCAC team and second first-team selection. Kenyon senior Vincent Lewis (Chicago, IL/St. Ignatius College Prep) was third overall, earning his first all-conference selection while Denison junior Adam Cromwell (Fort London, PA/Mercersburg Academy) (fourth) also nabbed his first first-team selection and second nod overall. After being a member of the second team in 2017 & 2018, Ohio Wesleyan senior Ahmed Hamed (Hilliard, OH/Bradley) finished fifth, earning first-team honors. Allegheny freshman Owen Isham (State College, PA/State College Area) and sophomore Tim Weighart (Brookline, MA/Brookline) finished sixth and seventh, respectively, rounding out All-NCAC first-team honors. It was Weighart’s second all-conference selection after placing on the second team last season.
In addition, Allegheny’s Isham was tabbed as the NCAC’s Newcomer of the Year after his sixth-place finish. The Newcomer of the Year award goes to the highest placing first-time runner at the championships.
Lastly, DePauw head coach Kori Stoffregen was named the 2019 NCAC men’s cross country Coach of Year for the third consecutive year.
|Runner of the Year||Newcomer of the Year||Coach of the Year|
|Sam Henthorn, Wabash||Owen Isham, Allegheny||Kori Stoffregen, DePauw|