History: NCAC Championships
Edited: Oct. 30, 2010
Allegheny successfully defended its men's title for the sixth straight year while the Oberlin women took home their second consecutive crown at the 27th annual North Coast Athletic Conference Championships. Both races were hosted by Wabash at Southmont Jr.-Sr. High School in Crawfordsville, on Oct. 30. The Gators captured their 10th men's title and eighth in the past nine years, while the Yeowomen have claimed their fourth overall championship.
pictured: Allegheny, left; Oberlin, right
On the men's side, Allegheny placed three runners in the top 10 finishers to total 35 points and defeat second-place Wabash (64). Gator senior Chris Marker won the race and Runner of the Year recognition after leading all runners through the eight-kilometer course in 25:24.8. He was followed across the line by classmate Jeramie Parker (25:31.7) in second. The result is an exact opposite finish from last fall's race. Wabash freshman Jake Ponton was 28th with a time of 27:33.1 to earn Newcomer of the Year honors as the top freshman finisher in the meet.
In the women's race, Oberlin (56) placed two runners in the top 10 finishers to narrowly pass runner-up Wittenberg (58). Yeowoman senior Joanna Johnson picked up her third NCAC individual championship and won Runner of the Year honors. She finished with a time of 22:03.0 over six kilometers. Freshman Molly Martorella posted a time of 23:24.1 to finish seventh. Allegheny freshman Kristina Martin crossed in fourth place (23:19.5) and was named Newcomer of the Year as the highest freshman finisher in the race.
pictured: Chris Marker, left; Joanna Johnson, right
Brent Wilkerson of Allegheny earned Men's Coach of the Year honors for the first time. Oberlin's Ray Appenheimer was named the Women's Coach of the Year for the second straight year and for the third time overall.
2010 NCAC Cross Country Results