Men's Cross Country Opens 2017 Season at IU East's Red Wolf Rumble

Men's Cross Country Opens 2017 Season at IU East's Red Wolf Rumble

RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College men's cross country team opens its 2017 season at the Red Wolf Rumble hosted by Indiana University East (IU East) on Friday.

The Meet: The 5-kilometer race will take place at the IU East cross country course and begin at approximately 6 p.m. Cincinnati Christian will join Earlham and IU East at the meet.

The Coaches: Claire and Rob Hewitt both enter their second seasons at co-head cross country coaches at Earlham. Last season, the Hewitt's led the Quakers to a sixth-place finish in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) conference. Prior to coming to Earlham, Claire worked at the University of Pennsylvania as an assistant women's cross country coach while Rob had been a high school cross country and track & field coach at national powerhouse Germantown Friends High School (Pennsylvania) since 2004.

The Players: Senior Gabriel Penk earned runner-up honors having finished the 5-kilometer course in 16:41.10, less than five seconds behind the winner from IU East. Then-sophomore Daniel Kibet and then-freshman Oliver Daniel tied for seventh place.

Looking to Move Up: The Quakers finished third in last year's Red Wolf Rumble.

Coverage: Follow @EarlhamQuakers on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat for updates on the event.

Up Next: Earlham heads to Springfield, Ohio, and Wittenberg University for the Wittenberg Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 2.

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