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1996 NCAC Men's Cross Country Championship Results

DATE:    Saturday, October 26, 1996

SITE:    Denison University Biological Reserve
         Granville, Ohio
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EARLHAM, WITTENBERG TIE FOR MEN'S TITLE
WOOSTER TAKES WOMEN'S CROWN                     

  Granville, Ohio -- Earlham and Wittenberg's men and Wooster's women won
team titles at the l3th North Coast Athletic Conference Cross Country
Championships, which were hosted by Denison University today on their
Granville, Ohio, campus. 

  Earlham and Wittenberg tied for the men's title, the first tie for a 
cross country championship in the l3-year history of the Conference.  
Earlham, which was the defending champion, and Wittenberg, which won its 
first-ever NCAC cross country title today, each earned 75 points.  Wooster 
scored a mild upset, defeating Kenyon, the defending champion by a 37-49 
margin.  The win was Wooster's first title since l987.     

  Dan Denning (Upper Arlington, Ohio/Upper Arlington), a junior from 
Kenyon College won the individual honors as he clocked a time of 26:27.08 
over the 8,000-meter course and was recognized as the l996 NCAC Men's 
Runner of the Year.  Oberlin senior Shannon Fox (North Palm Beach, 
Fla./Cardinal Newman) defended her individual title as she ran the 5,000-
meter course in a time of l8:49.5 and was named the l996 NCAC Women's 
Runner of the Year.

  The top seven individual finishers earn first-team All NCAC honors, with
the next seven placed on the second team and the third seven receiving
honorable mention.  Earlham coach Pat Thomas and Wittenberg coach Tracey
Hollenbaugh were named Co-Coaches of the Year for men's cross country, 
while Dennis Rice of Wooster was named the NCAC Coach of the Year in 
women's cross country.   

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                      North Coast Athletic Conference
                   1996 Men's Cross Country Championships

                                TEAM RESULTS

                                      
1. Earlham College..................................................... 75
1. Wittenberg University............................................... 75
3. Allegheny College................................................... 84
4. Oberlin College..................................................... 89
5. Kenyon College .................................................... 101
6. The College of Wooster ............................................ 112
7. Denison University ................................................ 127
8. Case Western Reserve University.................................... 201
9. Ohio Wesleyan University .......................................... 245

                             INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

  1.  Denning, Dan                  Jr  Kenyon College            26:27.08
  2.  Dawe, Alex                    Sr  Oberlin College           26:30.53
  3.  Thirumurthy, Harsha           Jr  Oberlin College           26:37.44
  4.  Barnes, Isaac                 Jr  Wittenberg University     26:39.78
  5.  Cleveland, Dave               Sr  Earlham College           26:45.19
  6.  Gottfried, Troy               Jr  Earlham College           26:49.29
  7.  Matott, Michael               Jr  Allegheny College         26:53.44
  8.  Drexler, Willie               Sr  The College of Wooster    27:00.03
  9.  Kidder, Tim                   Jr  Earlham College           27:07.38
 10.  Schwier, Layne                Sr  Wittenberg University     27:18.42
 11.  Hudson, Mark                  So  Allegheny College         27:31.42
 12.  Nigh, Eric                    So  Denison University        27:33.95
 13.  Miles, Jason                  Jr  Kenyon College            27:35.66
 14.  Norton, Dave                  Sr  Wittenberg University     27:41.15
 15.  Anthony, Kevin                Jr  Allegheny College         27:42.73
 16.  Baird, Josh                   Jr  The College of Wooster    27:43.99
 17.  Snyder, Ryan                  So  Kenyon College            27:45.53
 18.  Krause, Kurt                  Jr  Allegheny College         27:45.79
 19.  Wells, Kit                    Sr  Oberlin College           27:54.77
 20.  Dawson, Andrew                So  The College of Wooster    27:56.47
 21.  Anderson, Nathan              Sr  Wittenberg University     27:59.82
 22.  Collins, Mike                 Sr  Case Western Reserve      28:04.79
 23.  McKinzey, Kevin               Sr  Earlham College           28:07.32
 24.  O'Malley, Kevin               So  Denison University        28:10.16
 25.  Paine, Nathan                 Fr  Denison University        28:13.37
 26.  Kaufman, Nathan               So  Wittenberg University     28:15.65
 27.  King, Jeremy                  Sr  Denison University        28:16.29
 28.  Mominee, Mickey               Sr  Kenyon College            28:19.91
 29.  Holliday, Ryan                Jr  Case Western Reserve      28:20.74
 30.  Cook, David                   Fr  Oberlin College           28:25.03
 31.  Buckley, Robert               Fr  The College of Wooster    28:26.97
 32.  Fisher, Mike                  Jr  Earlham College           28:28.99
 33.  Palmer, Gerry                 So  Allegheny College         28:29.80
 34.  Bloeser, Jeremy               Sr  Allegheny College         28:32.01
 35.  Rankenburg, Max               Jr  Oberlin College           28:33.21
 36.  Murphy, David                 So  Allegheny College         28:35.61
 37.  Peterson, Allyn               So  The College of Wooster    28:36.40
 38.  McCabe, Brendan               So  The College of Wooster    28:37.21
 39.  Wyrick, Ben                   So  Allegheny College         28:37.92
 40.  Pistiolas, Michael            So  Denison University        28:46.27
 41.  Smith, Chris                  Fr  Ohio Wesleyan University  28:56.94
 42.  VanDeusen, Chris              Sr  Wittenberg University     28:59.42
 43.  Sheridan, James               Fr  Kenyon College            29:01.14
 44.  Fischer, Andy                 Jr  Ohio Wesleyan University  29:01.91
 45.  Mell, Spencer                 Sr  Allegheny College         29:03.75
 46.  Riccobono, Chris              Fr  Earlham College           29:06.91
 47.  Hughes, Kevin                 Jr  Allegheny College         29:09.09
 48.  Pickrell, Ben                 Sr  Denison University        29:11.47
 49.  Larson, Judson                Fr  Wittenberg University     29:13.04
 50.  Jordon, John                  So  Kenyon College            29:14.17
 51.  Rude, Nathan                  Fr  Earlham College           29:23.80
 52.  Webster, Matt                 So  Case Western Reserve      29:28.56
 53.  Mallet, Matt                  Sr  Case Western Reserve      29:31.12
 54.  Oyster, Nate                  So  Case Western Reserve      29:42.32
 55.  Lavoie, John-Paul             Sr  Earlham College           29:43.14
 56.  Brummel, David                Sr  Earlham College           29:45.59
 57.  Payton, Jason                 Fr  Denison University        29:46.30
 58.  Morgan, Jon                   So  Wittenberg University     29:49.55
 59.  Jones, Clayton                Fr  Ohio Wesleyan University  30:10.53
 60.  Horst, Jamie                  So  Wittenberg University     30:15.92
 61.  Kennard, Tim                  Fr  Ohio Wesleyan University  30:21.10
 62.  Picconi, Eric                 Fr  Ohio Wesleyan University  30:22.68
 63.  Winn, Craig                   Fr  Case Western Reserve      30:23.72
 64.  Fishwick, Colin               Fr  Oberlin College           30:28.00
 65.  Schwickerath, Scott           So  Case Western Reserve      30:29.84
 66.  Barrows, Nick                 Fr  Wittenberg University     30:34.44
 67.  Lover, Andrew                 Sr  Earlham College           30:35.12
 68.  Ruhrmund, Don                 Jr  Case Western Reserve      30:39.37
 69.  Gillett, Kyle                 Fr  Wittenberg University     30:40.11
 70.  Oehl, David                   So  Earlham College           30:40.92
 71.  Robillard, Karl               Jr  The College of Wooster    30:43.72
 72.  Kershner, Steve               Sr  Denison University        30:49.99
 73.  Findley, Jason                Sr  The College of Wooster    30:55.91
 74.  Leal, Rudy                    Sr  Kenyon College            30:56.78
 75.  Estwick, Roland               Sr  Case Western Reserve      31:12.46
 76.  Sanders, Ted                  So  Case Western Reserve      31:14.11
 77.  Walsh, Charlie                Fr  Kenyon College            31:15.30
 78.  Greenaway, Scott              Fr  The College of Wooster    31:15.89
 79.  Kurtzman, Dave                So  Ohio Wesleyan University  31:23.76
 80.  Campbell, Curt                So  Case Western Reserve      31:30.34
 81.  Kuehn, Scott                  So  Wittenberg University     31:31.22
 82.  Blomquist, Greg               Fr  Ohio Wesleyan University  31:33.83
 83.  Veith, Aaron                  So  The College of Wooster    31:34.94
 84.  Berendts, Dan                 Fr  Ohio Wesleyan University  31:39.23
 85.  Stanger, Russ                 Sr  Kenyon College            31:40.58
 86.  Chandler, Matt                Jr  Denison University        32:02.47
 87.  Kuebler, Paul                 Sr  Case Western Reserve      32:08.87
 88.  Rademacher, Matt              Fr  Denison University        32:25.12
 89.  Bagstad, Ken                  So  Ohio Wesleyan University  32:45.63
 90.  Wilson-Barthes, Brenden       So  Kenyon College            32:51.32
 91.  Jacobs, Mike                  So  Denison University        33:09.52
 92.  Webb, Tom                     Jr  Allegheny College         33:21.01
 93.  Herrington, Ben               So  Denison University        33.30.16