|by Brent Harris • September 4, 2010|
Wabash took the top-three spots to win the 49th Hokum Karem, hosted by the Little Giant cross country team Saturday.
View photos from the meet here.
Kenny Farris and Kevin McCarthy combined to claim first place with a time of 28:52. The race features two runners combining for a total of six miles in the men's race and four miles in the women's race. Each runner completes one mile, then hands the baton to their teammate, alternating miles to the completion of the race. The top-three pairs for each school earn points in the overall team scoring based upon their finishing place, with the lowest score claiming the team competition. Farris and McCarthy were 45 seconds off the meet record of 28:07 set by John Poray and Patrick Hamilton from the University of Indianapolis in 2003.
Little Giant runners Donavan White and Justin Allen grabbed second place with a time of 28:56. Jake Waterman and Seth Einterz completed the sweep to finish with a perfect team score of six points with a third place finishing time of 28:57.
Corey McFarland and Brian David combined for 12th place (30:06). Michael Gough and Colin Dunlap were 19th (30:39). Jacob Ponton and Dalton Boyer took 20th place (30:41).
DePauw took the women's title with a total of 12 points. Jess Macy and Claire Hollis finished first as a pair with a time of 22:41.
Wabash will compete at the Indiana Intercollegiates at Purdue University on Friday, September 17.