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DePauw Tigers Earn Third NCAC Men's Cross Country Championship

The DePauw Tigers won their third NCAC title in program history on Saturday (Nov. 2) afternoon.
The DePauw Tigers won their third NCAC title in program history on Saturday (Nov. 2) afternoon.

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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.

  

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Sam Henthorn, Wabash Owen Isham, Allegheny Kori Stoffregen, DePauw