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Result: 6th of 12 teams / Wilkinson 1st; Dodge 4th

Men's Cross Country hosts Running of the Cows

Saturday, September 30th, 2017 – 10:30 a.m. at Northfield, Minn. - Carleton Arboretum

Matt Wilkinson wins Running of the Cows

By Kevin Grow '18
Matthew Wilkinson
Matthew Wilkinson
Photo: Geoffrey Mo '19

Final Results (PDF) -- Men's 8K  |  Women's 6K H.S. Boys' 5K  |  H.S. Girls' 5K

Photo gallery (Carleton men's cross country) by Geoffrey Mo ’19

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Matt Wilkinson (Fy./Minnetonka, Minn./Minnetonka) pulled away from the field and captured the individual title at the Running of the Cows. That performance allowed the No. 28-ranked Carleton College men’s cross country team to finish sixth at the meet, despite competing without two of the squad’s top racers.

Wilkinson paced the field of 179 runners with a time of 25:40.0 for the eight-kilometer course. It was his first collegiate victory and was nearly a minute faster than his previous race. Close behind was junior Tris Dodge (Oakland, Calif./The College Preparatory School), who finished in fourth place with a time of 26:05.3.

"Matt and Tris were both very impressive today, which was indicative of the great workouts they have had in the past two weeks,” said Carleton head coach Dave Ricks.

Rounding out the top-five for the Knights were Hiroshi Nakajima (Sr./Minato, Japan/Tabor Academy), Cameron Meikle (So./Hamilton, Mont./Hamilton), and Jacob Bransky (So./Soldiers Grove, Wis./North Crawford). That trio finished 38th, 49th and 70th, respectively, with times of 27:10.3, 27:28.4, and 28:26.7.

Carleton’s sixth and seventh finishers were Conrad Phelan (So./St. Louis Park, Minn./St. Louis Park) and Clay Tydings (Fy./Woodberry Forest, Va./Woodberry Forest) with times of 28:31.6 and 28:58.3.

Carthage College won the team title with 66 points to edge Cornell College (76 points). Luther College tallied 119 points to take third with Grinnell College (123) and University of St. Thomas (147) rounding out the top five. Carleton totaled 152 points after running without top performers Donson Cook-Gallardo (Sr./Moscow, Idaho/Moscow) and Lucas Mueller (Fy./St. Paul, Minn./Nova Classical Academy)

After a week away from competition, Carleton will have split-squad action on Saturday, Oct 14 with one portion of the team traveling to Oregon to compete in the Lewis & Clark Invitational while the rest of the Knights will be at the St. Boni Invitational that same day.