Wheaton Harriers Wrap Up Fall at NCAA New England Championship

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - The Wheaton College men's and women's cross country teams wrapped up their fall seasons on Saturday afternoon at the NCAA New England Championship at Mount Greylock Regional High School.

The Lyon men placed 25th out of 49 schools, while the women came in 42nd among 51 teams.  New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) counterpart Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) won the men's title, and Middlebury College claimed the women's crown.

Senior Nick Kacher (Waltham, Mass./Waltham) concluded his career with Wheaton's top finish on the men's side, as he covered the 8,000-meter course in 28:07, good for 108th out of 333 finishers.  Classmate Colin Fahey (Waltham, Mass./Weston) was six seconds behind Kacher, as the senior placed 120th overall.

The senior duo was followed by sophomore Michael Richard (Chicopee, Mass./Holyoke Central), freshman Nick Emard (Griswold, Conn./Griswold) and sophomore Karl Mader (Northfield, Minn./Northfield), respectively.

The leading women's runner was junior Rachel Scavera (North Bend, Ore./North Bend).  She was followed by classmate Savannah Geasey (Portsmouth, R.I./Portsmouth) and freshmen Shoshana Kruskal (Newton, Mass./Newton North) and Lauren Andres (Branford, Conn./Branford), respectively.

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