Kenosha, WI -- The Beloit College Cross Country team took a big step up in competition, running in the always-tough Midwest Open at UW-Parkside on Saturday. The Buccaneer Men were ninth while the Women finished 10th.
Jacob Gray paced the Men's squad with a 54th-place finish followed by Alberto Torres in 63rd, George Gray in 64th, Forrest Lloyd in 80th and Josh Smith in 104th.
For the Women Emma Koenig was 43rd followed by Anna Wenzel in 49th, Ellie Waddle in 51st, Jamie Manchen in 116th and Melissa Pelkey in 122nd.
The Buccaneers now look forward to the annual Olde English Classic as part of Homecoming/Beloiter Days festivities next Saturday. The race, at Leeson Park, begins at 10:00 a.m. with the President's Open Race followed by the Women's and Men's collegiate races.