Section: Cross Country

Cross country concludes season in Great Lakes Regional

This past weekend, the Kenyon men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional Championship in Akron, Ohio. Both squads secured a 21st-place finish in a field of 40 teams. 

Men: Arthur Wellenstein ’27 led the team in the 8K race, securing 64th place out of 278 runners with a time of 25:06.6. Wellenstein’s performance marked a significant improvement, shaving off 45 seconds from his previous best time and ranking as the fifth-fastest first-year participant in the competition.

Following Wellenstein’s strong finish, Peter Bernhardt ’25 secured 83rd place with a time of 25:23.7, while Joshua Breard ’26 finished closely behind in 98th place with a time of 25:34.8.

Sam Rabieh ’25 and Owen Rodstrom ’26 rounded out Kenyon’s top-five finishers. Rabieh finished at 26:23.3, securing 151st place, while Rodstrom crossed the line just a few seconds later at 26:27.5, earning 155th place. Despite their efforts, Kenyon amassed a total of 551 points overall. 

Women: Anna Brown ’26 led Kenyon in the 6K with an impressive time of 22:36.7, securing 71st place out of 269 individual runners. Following closely behind, Olivia Ide ’27 finished in 96th place with a time of 23:04.8, contributing to Kenyon’s presence in the top 100.

The subsequent three Owls runners finished closely together, with a less than 23-second gap among them. Penny Griffioen ’27 finished in 164th place with a time of 24:14.1, Jada Swearingen ’24 secured the 171st spot, clocking in at 24:25.5 and Lorien Kauffman ’24 rounded out Kenyon’s scorers in 175th place, finishing in 24:36.8.


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