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October 18

Kevin Frick, Wittenberg
(Columbus, OH/Grandview)


Race: Wilmington Invitational
Distance: 8K
Individual Finish: 13th of 265
Team Finish: 10th of 26

Wittenberg junior Kevin Frick placed 13th at the Wilmington Invitational in a time of 26:16.18 to lead the Tigers to a 10-place finish.

Darcy Dubuc, Wittenberg
(Grand Haven, MI/Grand Haven)


Race: Wilmington Invitational
Distance: 5K
Individual Finish: 5th of 244
Team Finish: 3rd of 25

Wittenberg sophomore Darcy Dubuc posted a fifth-place finish at the Wilmington Invitational with a time of 19:03.96 to lead the Tigers to a third-place team finish.

October 11
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Kevin McCarthy, Wabash
(Zionsville, IN/Zionsville)


Race: Gibson Family Invitational at Terre Haute, Indiana
Distance: 8K
Individual Finish: 1st of 205 in College Division/Best time in both College and University Divisions
Team Finish: 6th of 14 (College Division)

Wabash sophomore Kevin McCarthy won the college division race at the Gibson Family Invitational, hosted by DePauw and Rose-Hulman, with a season-best time of 25:42. He finished 17 seconds ahead of the second-place runner. McCarthy, in just his third season of competitive running, posted a time that would have also won the University Division race - Corey Culbertson of Shawnee State won with a 25:52, while Purdue’s Charles White was second at 25:56.

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October 6
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Makorobondo Salukombo, Denison
(Lakewood, OH/Lakewood)


Race: All-Ohio Championships at Ohio Wesleyan
Distance: 8K
Individual Finish: 9th of 269 overall, 1st in Division III
Team Finish: 8th of 20 (Division III)

Denison sophomore Makorobondo Salukombo was the first Division III runner to cross the line at the All-Ohio Championships, and was ninth of 269 runners overall. He completed the 8,000-meter course at the Methodist Theological Seminary and Delaware Golf Club in 26:49, leading the Big Red to an eighth-place team finish.

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Joanna Johnson, Oberlin
(Chico, CA/Chico)


Race: All-Ohio Championships at Ohio Wesleyan
Distance: 5K
Individual Finish: 3rd of 285 overall, 1st in Division III
Team Finish: 2nd of 21 (Division III)

Junior Joanna Johnson of Oberlin was the top Division III runner and was third of 285 overall at the All-Ohio Championships. Johnson covered the 5,000-meter course at the Methodist Theological Seminary and Delaware Golf Club in 18:27, leading the Yeowomen to a second-place team finish.

September 27
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Terry Workman, Wooster
(Hillsboro, OH/Greenfield McClain)


Race: Otterbein Invitational
Distance: 8K
Individual Finish:18th of 178
Team Finish: 6th of 16

Wooster senior Terry Workman placed 18th in a field of 178 runners to lead the Fighting Scots at the Otterbein Invitational. He completed the eight-kilometer course in 26:54, pacing Wooster to a sixth-of-16 team finish.

Colleen O'Neil, Wooster
(Chalk Hill, PA/Uniontown Area)


Race: Otterbein Invitational
Distance: 6K
Individual Finish: 11th of 150
Team Finish: 3rd of 14

Wooster freshman Colleen O'Neil led the Fighting Scots to a third-place team finish at the Otterbein Invitational. O’Neil completed the six-kilometer course in 23:53, good for 11th place individually in a field of 150 runners.

September 20

Chris Marker, Allegheny
(Arlington, VA/Yorkstown)


Race: Calvin College Knight Invitational
Distance: 8k
Individual Finish: 2nd of 200
Team Finish: 1st of 13

Allegheny junior Chris Marker placed second in a field of 200 runners at the Calvin College Knight Invitational. He finished the eight-kilometer course with a time of 25:01.3, and was just five seconds behind the individual winner, Zach Ripley of Cornerstone University. Marker led the Gators to the team championship.

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Mia Symoniak, Allegheny
(East Snyder, NY/Amherst)


Race: Calvin College Knight Invitational
Distance: 5k
Individual Finish: 5th of 193
Team Finish: 4th of 14

Allegheny senior Mia Symoniak placed fifth in a field of 193 runners at Calvin College’s Knight Invitational. She completed the five-kilometer course in 18:10.3, and led the Gators to a fourth-of-14 team finish.

September 13
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Makorobondo Salukombo, Denison
(Lakewood,OH/Lakewood)

Race: Great Lakes Colleges Association Championship
Distance: 8k
Individual Finish: 1st of 89
Team Finish: 3rd of 6

Denison sophomore Makorobondo Salukombo won the individual portion of the 8000-meter GLCA Championship, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan at Liberty Park, for the second straight year. He finished first among 89 runners in a time of 25:45, crossing the finish line 22 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

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Joanna Johnson
(Chico, CA/Chico)


Race: Great Lakes Colleges Association Championship
Distance: 5k
Individual Finish: first of 78
Team Finish: 1st of 5

Oberlin junior Joanna Johnson was the individual winner in the 5000-meter race at the GLCA Championship, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan at Liberty Park. She finished first among 78 runners and covered the course in 17:48. She crossed the finish line a little over 24 seconds faster than the second-place finisher.

September 6
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Donavan White, Wabash
(Indianapolis, IN/Ben Davis)

Kevin McCarthy, Wabash
(Zionsville, IN/Zionsville)


Race: Wabash Hokum Karem
Distance: 6-mile relay event
Individual Finish: first
Team Finish: 2nd of 5

Little Giant sophomores Kevin McCarthy and Donavan White combined to win the individual portion of the 48th Wabash Hokum Karem. The Hokum Karem style of running, where each runner races a one-mile loop in relay style for a total of six miles, was created by legendary Wabash coach J. Owen Huntsman in 1962. White and McCarthy finished with a combined time of 28:42, 35 seconds off the meet record and 15 seconds ahead of the second-place duo from Marian.

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Sarah Appleton, Wooster
(Portsmouth, OH/Notre Dame)


Race: Wooster Invitational
Distance: 5k
Individual Finish: first of 20
Team Finish: unscored

Wooster sophomore Sarah Appleton was the individual medalist in the 5000-meter race at the Wooster Invitational on Sept. 1. She finished first among 20 runners and covered Wooster’s challenging course in 20:02.