Led by Skyler Cummins '13 (right in photo) and Matt Katz '11 (left in photo), the Cardinals secured second place in the six-team Wesleyan Invitational Sat., Sept. 25 in Middletown under hot, humid conditions. The winning time over the 8k course by a runner from Bowdoin, which took top team honors, was 27:22.31. Cummins, in third place, hit the finish line in 27:30.10 while Katz, who placed fourth, was right behind in 27:31.20. Rounding out the Cardinals scoring five was James Lawrence '12 in sixth, Bryan Marsh '13 in 10th and Charles Lang '11 in 11th.
As a team, the Cardinals posted 34 points. Bowdoin, which secured the top two individual spots, had 24 points. No other visiting squad had less than 100 points as Wesleyan and Bowdoin dominated the top 12 places with the Polar Bears, ranked ninth in New England, grabbing six spots and Wesleyan five.
Wesleyan returned to the race course Sat., Oct, 9, traveling to Franklin Park in Boston for the annual New England Open meet. There Wesleyan finished 26th in a field of 47 teams. Only one of the top 10 squads was Division III, Little Three rival Williams in eighth place. Wesleyan was seventh among the NESCAC colleges in attendance. Leading the Cardinals with his 63rd-place showing among 318 runners was Cummins, covering the 8k course in 25:50. Next was Katz in 80th (26:00). Rounding out the scoring five was Lawrence (117th, 26:19), Marsh (144th, 26:33) and Julian Applebaum '13 (198th, 27:06).
Wesleyan has a Saturday off from racing before hosting the annual Little Three event Sat., Oct. 23.
(photo by Ben Cohen '10)