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Season Review: Cross Country teams see youth and experience emerge

Season Review: Cross Country teams see youth and experience emerge

By: Andrew Korba

The 2014 Hiram College men's and women's cross country team saw some new faces emerge and some old faces lead the team.

Both squads competed at numerous events throughout the fall season under 10th year head coach Earl Kissell.

Both squads opened the season at the Wooster Invitational, where freshman Dana Yeater (Kinsman/Badger) and sophomore Anthony Kerrigan (Brooklyn, N.Y./Millenium) led the Terriers across the finish line.

On Oct. 25, Hiram's women hosted the first meet on campus in over six years against Ursuline. The Terriers were victorious 21-34, with junior Ashley Dillon (Orwell/Grand Valley) finishing first in a course record 24:46.

Hiram saw Yeater finish first on the team at the NCAC Championships on Nov. 1 in 29:32.20 and junior Kevin Kerper (Twinsburg) crossed first for the men with a time of 34:26.50.

Both teams saw their respective seasons come to a close at the NCAA Regionals on Nov. 15. Kerper led the men across the finish line in 31:11.20 and Yeater crossed first for the women in 27:45.40.

With a handful or runner returning in 2015, Hiram will look to take another step forward and continue to build for the future.