History: NCAC Championships
Allegheny earned its eighth men’s title in the last nine years while the Oberlin women took home their fourth consecutive crown at the 29th annual North Coast Athletic Conference Championships. Both races were hosted by The College of Wooster at L.C. Boles Golf Course on Oct. 27. The Gators captured their 12th men's title, while the Yeowomen have claimed their sixth overall championship.
pictured: Allegheny, left; Oberlin, right
On the men's side, Allegheny placed four runners in the top 10 finishers to total 29 points and defeat second-place Wabash (41). Gator junior Bobby Over won the race and Runner of the Year recognition after leading all runners through the eight-kilometer course in 25:35.9. DePauw senior Noah Droddy placed second (25.38.3), and Allegheny freshman Logan Steiner was third (26:26.2). Steiner earned NCAC Newcomer of the Year honors as the top freshman finisher in the meet.
In the women's race, Oberlin (25) placed four runners in the top five finishers to defeat runner-up Kenyon (67). Yeowoman junior Molly Martorella earned Runner of the Year recognition after finishing the six-kilometer course in a time of 22:31.3. She was followed across the line by teammates Carey Lyons (22:50.8) in second and Lindsay Neal (23:01.6) in third. DePauw freshman Heather O’Brien crossed in eighth place (23:30.7) and was named Newcomer of the Year as the highest freshman finisher in the race.
pictured: Bobby Over, left; Molly Martorella, right
Brent Wilkerson of Allegheny earned Men's Coach of the Year honors for the second time in the past three years. Oberlin's Ray Appenheimer was named the Women's Coach of the Year for the fourth straight year and for the fifth time overall.
2012 NCAC Cross Country Results