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Erwin top OAC runner at Fall Classic

October 12, 2012

Junior Alek Erwin was the fastest OAC runner on the course

Junior Alek Erwin was the fastest OAC runner on the course

WILMINGTON – Junior Alek Erwin (South Vienna, OH/Northeastern) was the top finisher of all the Ohio Athletic Conference runners Friday completing the 2012 Wilmington College Fall Classic course in a time of 25:55.54. (Men's results: PDF, HTML)

"His game plan was good," said head coach Ron Combs. "He loves to be a front runner. He wants to get out in front and set his pace. Alek has been pretty consistent all year. I am excited for him heading into the OAC meet."
It was a huge improvement over last week's performance at the pre-nationals he was in the middle of the pack and behind a slew of OAC runners.

As a team, the Fightin’ Quakers placed eighth of 34 teams. Ashland won the event as four of the top seven runners were Eagles. Berea was second, followed by University of the Cumberlands, Findlay and Mount Union. Muskingum, Rose-Hulman, Wilmington, Rio Grande and Franklin rounded out the top 10.

"Excited to see us bounce back from last week to get the mindset back at the Fall Classic. Always wanna run well at home. It cool with the President, the AD and family and friends. It was nice to get a test with half of the OAC."

Sophomore Myles Corcoran (Wilmington, OH/Clinton-Massie) was the second Wilmington runner across the mats with a time of 26:22, which is good for 48th place. Sophomore Rob King (Washington Court House, OH/Miami Trace) was three seconds behind Corcoran to place 51st with a time for 26:25.

Sophomore Jacob Boehm (Blanchester, OH/McNicholas) was 88th in a time of 27:03 and junior Brad Kline (Circleville, OH/Circleville) rounded out the Quakers' scoring with a time of 27:15 for a 100th place finish.