EIU Wraps Up Season at Midwest Regional


Published on November 16 2013 10:30 am
Last Updated on November 16 2013 10:30 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Eastern Illinois wrapped up its 2013 cross country season on Friday afternoon competing at the NCAA Midwest Regional hosted by Iowa State.   The Panther men placed 16th while the women were 27th.
Senior Pablo Ramirez posted a top 50 finish as he matched his career best time in the 10K distance at 31:23.1 which was 48th in the field.  Fellow seniors Mike Hesslau and Danny Delaney were the second and third fastest EIU runners at the meet.  Hesslau was 79th with a time of 32:05.9.
Delaney was 95th with a time of 32:26.5.
EIU freshman Riley McInerney, who was the top EIU finisher at the OVC Championships, was 96th running his first Regional Meet.  McInerney’s time was 32:27.4.  Matt Black was the final scored runner for EIU finishing 105th at 32:31.2.  EIU’s two other men’s runners were Paxson Menard in 114th at 32:36.9 and Max Gassman in 176th at 34:26.5.
On the women’s side Victoria Quarton finished her strong close to the season.  After earning second team All-OVC honors as EIU’s top finisher at the OVC Championships, the sophomore was EIU’s top Regional finisher in 107th at 22:10.7.  Freshmen Emily Brelsfoard and Ivy Handley were the second and third EIU runners to cross the line.  Brelsfoard had a time of 22:32.0 good for 127th.  Handley was 135th with a 6K time 22:35.5.
The remaining scored EIU women’s runners were Kelsey Haridmon and Ruth Garippo.  Hardimon was 146th with a time of 22:47.0.  Garippo was 163rd with a time of 23:09.7.   Julie James and Katelyn Duckett rounded out the EIU runners at the Regional Meet.  James was 185th at 23:34.5.
Duckett was 193rd at 23:50.1.