Three Top-Six Finishers Pace Spartans to Second-Place Finish

Three Top-Six Finishers Pace Spartans to Second-Place Finish

BENNINGTON, Vt. – Three Spartans finished in the top-six of the Southern Vermont Cross Country Invitational as Castleton placed second in the team scoring.

Jared Wheeler and Gannon McKearin paced the Spartan contingent, placing second and third, respectively. Wheeler finished in 17:51, while McKearin completed the five-kilometer course in 18:13. Levi Williams finished sixth in 19:00. 

Mount Saint Mary won the team scoring by posting all five of their scoring runners in the top-11 overall. Castleton totaled 41 points.

Rounding out the scoring for the Spartans was Avery Barrino (13th – 19:59) and Oliver Rodgers (17th – 20:13).

The Spartans will return to action next Saturday when they host the Castleton Invitational, with the men's race set to begin at 11:45 a.m.