OWU gets best of Kenyon in first meet

Tuesday signaled the start of the 2015-16 NCAA Division III athletics calendar and the Kenyon College men’s cross country team got it started by hosting an unscored meet with the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops. Though no points were recorded, Ohio Wesleyan runners did claim seven of the top-10 finishes.

The first runner to complete the five-kilometer course for Kenyon was freshman Kyle Rose. He stopped the clock at 17:51.20 and took fifth place in the field of 28 runners.

Following up on Rose’s result, a pack of Kenyon runners crossed the line in 10th through 16th place. Miles Crawford, another Kenyon freshman, was 10th with a time of 18:07.90. Senior Jon Levitt was 11th with a time of 18:09.60 and senior Andres Herrera was 12th, clocking in at 18:13.80.

The pack of Lords was rounded out by Geoffrey Carney-Knisely in 13th (18:15.10), Sawyer Hiton in 14th (18:33.7), Eric Thornton in 15th (18:34.60) and Ken Crimmins in 16th place (19:32.00).

The entire Kenyon roster did not compete in the race, which was originally scheduled to be a tri-meet and included Mount Vernon Nazarene University. MVNU, however, withdrew early Tuesday due to administrative issues with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.