November 16, 2013

McRae breaks school record; Wolverines 14th at NCAA Regional

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Senior Arleigh McRae (East Brookfield, Mass./Whitinsville Christian) broke the Grove City College 8K record to lead the Wolverines to a 14th-place finish in the 54-team NCAA Mideast Regional at Lehigh University on Saturday afternoon. 

McRae's time of 25:09 was good for 15th individually in the 364-runner field and broke Garrett Cichowitz's record of 25:13.3, set on the same course at the 2009 NCAA Mideast Regional. By finishing in the top-35, McRae earned All-Mideast Region honors.

With his finish, McRae is also in the pool of runners under consideration to be selected to next week's NCAA National Championship race in Hanover, Indiana. The top-seven individual runners from non-qualifying teams also earn the right to compete at nationals.

Freshman Dan Christiansen (Frederick, Md./Frederick) was named to the All-Mideast Region Freshman Team by finishing fifth among freshman runners in the field. His time of 26:05 was good for 54th overall.

Senior Mark Talbott (Tallmadge, Ohio/CVCA) finished third for the Wolverines and 84th overall with a time of 26:36 while fellow seniors Alec Shultz (Wayzata, Minn./Orono) and Matt Logie (West Chester, Pa./Delaware Co. Christian) ran times of 27:25 (142nd) and 27:33 (149th), respectively.

Freshman Brandon Wise (Grove City, Pa./Grove City) ran a 28:17 to finish 199th and senior Matt Mucha (Parma, Ohio/CVCA) completed the course in 28:52 (230th).


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