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Wilmington, Ohio -- Indiana University East competed in the Wilmington College Fall Classic and continued to show improvement across the board. Five of the six women and both the men ran their season's best times.
In the women's race Kelsey West (Cambridge City, Ind. / Lincoln) and Nicole House (Hagerstown, Ind. / Hagerstown) led the Red Wolves to 21st place out of 24 as a team. John Carroll University won the race with a total time of 1:38:48.79. Wittenberg College took second with 1:39:14.21 and Wheeling Jesuit University came in third with 1:39:55.31.
Individually Kelsey West ran the course in 22:37.46, a new IU East record, while Nicole House was less than a minute behind her to keep pushing the bar for the women's cross country team.
Winning the race was Katie Navarre a sophomore from Denison University (Granville, Ohio) with a time of 18:23.14.
The men's race followed and two Red Wolves ran individually for the men's cross country team. Matt Corder (Losantville, Ind. / First Place Academy) ran to a new school record for men's cross country with a time of 32:16.82.
David Mutuse a sophomore from Lindsey Wilson College (Columbia, Ky.) took home the victory on the men's side with a time of 18:23.14.
Coach Jim Aller commented: "I am pleased with our improvement. It was a great day to run and our athletes took advantage of that with their best times yet. We are looking forward to the conference race."
The Red Wolves cross country regular season is coming to an end. Next on the schedule is the November 8 KIAC conference championship at Berea College.