It wasn’t easy, but the depth of the Roos paid off as they took the MWC title Sat. in Appleton, WI. It was the Roos 27th title of the past 29 years.
Behind by 9 pts. through 4 runners, it was Grinnell’s 5th, 6th and 7th that put the Roos over the top. Virtually every runner had an all-time personal best time on the fast course.
The top four Roos finished in the top 11, all making the MWC All-Conference team. Grinnell’s scoring seven:
Grinnell College ave: 26:19, total: 2:11:34, 1-5 range: 1:18
2 Adam Dalton 25:49
3 Anthony McLean 25:55
9 Evan Griffith 26:19
11 Zach Angel 26:22
29 Matthew McCarthy 27:08
30 Lex Mundell 27:12
31 Alexander Monovich 27:15
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UPDATED SEASON STATS FOR THE SEASON:
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- It was quite the race! We knew we had to have a fifth step up, and we did. Well done Matt McCarthy!
- Hats off to Carroll College. They really ran well at the top, with four in the top 6. We countered with 4 in the top 11, but were still behind by 9 points after the first four of each team finished. Matt McCarthy PR’ed by 1:15 to give us the win. A great team effort by a very special group!
- Huge races Anthony to finish 3rd overall, just :15 from winning, and for Stew Bass (huge PR by 2:50!), Matt McCarthy (PR by 1:15) and Joel Bauman (PR by 1:52!).
- It was so special to see what the women did after the men! An amazing team effort with just a :23 spread for 1-5. Clare was especially amazing! Well done women!!
- THANKS TO ALL THE PARENTS WHO ATTENDED! IT WAS A GREAT WEEKEND FOR GRINNELL!
- Next up: NCAA Regionals in Pella, IA a week from Sat! While some will begin a transition period now, the following will continue to train for NCAA regionals: Salty, ManTony, Evan, Zack, Matt Mc, Alex, Alec, Stew, GT, Harry and Mully. GO ROOS!!